David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 minutes

This quick TED talk entry is courtesy of TED.com. In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes — a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) — and what his often death-defying work means to him. Warning: do NOT try this at home.

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