David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 minutes

In this TEDMED conference video, magician and stuntman David Blaine explains how he held his breath for 17 minutes, breaking the world record.

In this TEDMED conference video, magician and stuntman David Blaine explains the science behind how he held his breath for 17 minutes, breaking the world record.

Here's the story (don't try it at home!). A hint: it involves inspiration from pearl and free divers:

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