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dblueII
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08:38 PM on 06/08/2013
David Blaine Street Magic 2: The Sequel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrTvNzGCZE

Stop putting orange soda in our mouthes!!!!
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MSanford
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03:40 AM on 06/09/2013
Ah, yes, that spoof is hilarious!
08:00 PM on 06/08/2013
Not that surprising, really. In high school I once held my breath in a friend's pool for about ~9min without any real preparation (other than being a competitive swimmer...couldn't do that now). Just wanted to see how long I could go. Took lots of deep breaths first to oxygenate the blood, and then I essentially tried to calm down/fall asleep. It was actually very relaxing :) I imagine if you practiced & got adjusted to using very cold water, just about anybody could go for 10-15min. (Just don't be stupid about it & don't do it alone).
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Angela Shortt
Baha'i, journalist
09:10 PM on 06/08/2013
Practice with "very cold water"? That would stop me from going for the 10-15 minute no-air threshold right there! (shudder)
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cerebrogasm
The sleep of reason produces monsters. - Goya
05:39 PM on 06/08/2013
Doesn't NASA have decades of research on static hibernation? - the intent being able to reduce metabolism / the O2 - CO2 cycle to a bare minimum that could be used on long voyages to Mars? I would think they'd be all over Blaine to see just what's possible - and how to do this artificially. Psychologically, I'm not sure Blaine is not actually terrified of death - which would give some evidence as to why he puts himself through such death defying stunts - but if he's going to continue pushing the limits of human capacities, he might be worth studying by the scientific community.
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MarcEdward
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05:30 PM on 06/08/2013
I doubt he's ever "held his breath" for 17 minutes. That's just BS. The build up of CO2 would cause a black out, period, end of story, and you can't "control" that. Just another clever illusionist fooling the suckers.
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lorrainepttsfld2
I'm honest, open and direct
09:36 AM on 06/09/2013
you're right. they had a tube of air running to him you couldn't see
09:37 AM on 06/09/2013
YOU ARE SO RIGHT SIR HE IS A SONG AND DANCE MAN.................NOTHING MORE.
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TremoluxMan
Politics: BS on Steroids.
04:03 PM on 06/08/2013
I don't buy holding his breath for 17 minutes. Five to eight? Maybe.

Let me duct tape his mouth, nose, and eyes shut and plug his ears before he tries it.
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MMiddleDavid
I can see MSNBC *and* Fox from my front yard....
03:29 AM on 06/09/2013
Listen again. He purged his system of CO2 and filled it with oxygen.... So, he sort of "cheated" if you will. Sort of like starting a starvation contest with a full stomach....
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Shamus Sherwood
I have worked in theater and televison for many ye
03:01 PM on 06/08/2013
This guy is truly amazing.
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Unum
In progress
02:43 PM on 06/08/2013
Why does Penn from Penn and Teller not like you? I heard an interview on KNPR Las Vegas with that guy. I wasn't too impressed with his thoughts and beliefs and thought it was lame how he dissed you.
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05:35 PM on 06/08/2013
i agree with penn about many things, but something in his smugness turns me off greatly.
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David Weidner
Ask me about my narcissism!
07:32 PM on 06/08/2013
Because 'not eating' is not a magic trick.
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Napoleon3
01:55 PM on 06/08/2013
I not realize that some of the stunts he does is real. I have anew appreciation for him. This shows you that man can accomplish many things when e puts his mind to it and is challenged.
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Quark50
So it goes.
01:39 PM on 06/08/2013
For being a public performer he sure isn't a very good public speaker.
02:06 PM on 06/09/2013
yeah was very weird to see him out of his element. He's usually very calm and cool, but he was nervous as hell during this.
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12:52 PM on 06/08/2013
I have always heard that depriving ones brain from oxygen causes brain damage. Please clear this up!
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jameskatt
02:18 PM on 06/08/2013
If the body is cooled to a very cold temperature, metabolism slows down so much that one can avoid brain damage for longer than the usual 5 minutes.
11:06 PM on 06/08/2013
And enter deep hypothermia as a result. How cold to slow metabolism? Realizing that even "warm" water below body temp will eventually kill you...
08:49 AM on 06/13/2013
Very interesting.  Thank you.
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Wyattspoppa
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong (-;/
09:39 AM on 06/09/2013
There are Yogi's that can slow their heart to 2-3 beats per minute, the body isn't expending much O2 at all, that's how. Cheers
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12:50 PM on 06/08/2013
Remember how cute he was?
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Tom S Cedar Mill
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco.
12:47 PM on 06/08/2013
He's one of my favorites. I love his street magic, his confidence and non-assuming manor.
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05:40 PM on 06/08/2013
it was good to watch him get so many people from around the world to laugh in wonder.
12:10 PM on 06/08/2013
I remember watching the Oprah episode when they brought him!
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Razzer
"Grandfathered in?" Try: integrity, honor, instead
12:02 PM on 06/08/2013
Exceptional!