About 2 years ago, David Blaine did something that seemed utterly impossible – he held his breath underwater for 17 minutes:
You can find an explanation of how he did it on this page.
Blaine’s record was broken about a year later. This week that record was shattered and extended to an amazing 19 minutes 21 seconds by Peter Colat of Switzerland:
Peter is a freediver, which is a bigger sport in Europe, as seen in this video:
This is what an actual freediving event looks like – the competitors are trying to dive as deep as possible in one breath. They can go over 300 feet deep:
See also: How can you dive 700 feet in one breath?
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