I pulled the card out from my pocket. It reminded me that famous or not, everyone gets scared when they risk failure -- even David Blaine.
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Peter Colat, 38, held his breath in a water tank in St Gallen, Switzerland for 19 minutes and 21 seconds, smashing the previous world record set by It...
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