David Blaine: How he held my breath for 17 min

A fascinating video on how far we can push the limits of our bodies. I would not have even guessed that 17 minutes for holding ones breath was possible. Most of his doctors agreed, yet he did it and even had the doctors help document it. Spoiler…part of the way this is accomplished is to infuse the blood with extra O2 before the attempt. That makes it no less interesting, but less available to the mere mortal. There have been several other articles on the feasibility of respiratory nanobots, respirocytes that could travel through your bloodstream and infuse it with oxygen allowing you to go very long without actually “breathing”.

David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min | Video on TED.com.

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