An average human can hold his breath for about 2 minutes. According to neuroscience holding your breath beyond six minutes can cause serious brain damage.
David Blaine is an illusionist and a well know magician, know best for his high profile stunts of defying physically and mental endurance.
In 2008, David set a new world record for breath-holding at 17 minutes and 4 seconds, during a live telecast of The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago.
In this Ted Video he tells us how he was inspired to try such a stunt, all the different tricks he tried (which failed) while performing the feat and how he finally clocked 17 minutes and 4 seconds underwater without breathing.
I was completely mesmerized after watching this Ted video. It’s one of those ‘death defying’, ‘jaw dropping’ talks. I love David’s approach to life, fun and casual but authoritative and passionate, it reflects in the video.
Very Inspiring, Very Dangerous.
Have a Super Sunday and a Great Week Ahead 🙂
Disclaimer: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME