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David Blaine Breath Holding

How David Blaine Prepared His TEDMED Talk: One Card at a Time

Lisa Shufro | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Lisa Shufro

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI pulled the card out from my pocket. It reminded me that famous or not, everyone gets scared when they risk failure -- even David Blaine.

Lessons From David Blaine

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Roger Covin, Ph.D

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen we retrain the body and mind to make uncomfortable physical sensations more acceptable, the outcomes can be remarkable.

Making the Impossible Possible

Stuart Claxton | Posted 08.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Stuart Claxton

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe beauty and lure of breaking a world record is the fact that once a mark is surpassed you are in unexplored territory and that is what Guinness World Records has celebrated for so many years.

WATCH: How David Blaine Held His Breath For 17 Minutes

David Blaine | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
David Blaine

2013-06-07-08062013davidblaineTED.jpgLearning to hold my breath for 17 minutes was an exciting challenge, but here, there was no block of ice, or coffin lid, or even a deck of cards separating me from the crowd.

Peter Colat, Swiss Diver, Breaks World Record For Holding Breath Underwater

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

David Blaine's Underwater Stunt To Happen Live On Oprah

AP | TARA BURGHART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — He spent 44 days suspended from a glass box by the River Thames in London. He was buried alive for a week in a see-through coffin in N...