Breath-Holding World Record

davidblaine.jpgDavid Blaine set a world record by holding his breath for 17 minutes, 4.4 seconds, on Wednesday. He performed the feat live on Oprah Winfrey’s television show.

A sphere full of water became Blaine’s home, as he broke the record previously set on Feb. 10 by Switzerland’s Peter Colat.

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  1. Oh my gosh! I can’t even hold my breath for a minute, but 17? He’s insane, I swear he’s from a different planet, too!

  2. The longest breath ever held under water was 8min 22sec.I thout that was imposible. But 17 min! He has got powerful lungs

  3. okay either he has very large and powerful lungs or he has lost alot of brain cells or he’s from the area where i live. =P

  4. Realize the record is actually 8mins and 58secs… for holding your breath. Which he could not break (a couple of years ago). He broke the record for holding your breath after breathing PURE OXYGEN. So what ever you can hold your breath normaly double it plus a little more for pure oxygen. Still impressive but dont forget difference

  5. I can hold my breath for 1.30 min and tried to make world record. But after hearing 17 min……. it is impossible for anyone. I think it is GOD gift to him.

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