Wow, now there's an interesting fellow David Blaine

I don’t keep up so well and wasn’t familiar with this guy or the feat.
Interesting story, quite the dedication…

David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min Uploaded on Jan 19, 2010 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.