Christian Long

David Blaine: How I Held My Breath for 17 Minutes

In TED Talks on April 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Reflection by WEI-CHEN L.

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David Blaine:  How I Held My Breath for 17 Minutes

People can do crazy stuff. David Blaine is a magician who has done many crazy challenges.

This time, he had held his breath for 17 minutes without any brain damage. He made it even he didn’t have the best prepared. He had tried many way to do that; finally, he found a way: Actually do it.

As a magician, David Blaine would knew the way to trick humans eyes, but he didn’t.

I’ve saw his magic show on television, I can’t even tell when the trick happened, it was incredibility. David Blaine’s chose to do it without any tricks to hold his breath under water for 17 minutes, he did it in public. He knew what is going to happen for holding breath that much of time for human; but David Blaine choice not to believe other people word and go ahead try it. He was on the stage in front of the people, and people was filming too.

He was not in his best shape when he did it; he was not suppose to be nerves, but the heart-rate monitor made him nerves. He wasn’t expect he is going to make it if he can’t slow down the heart-rate. His mine keep him to keep doing it, I believe his was pushing himself even he wasn’t in his best shape and got over it.

Every people can take tries on everything if they do, Bavid Blaine took two try and had succeed, he broke the record and push it to 17 minutes. I know the people will still try on to break the 17 minutes record, hope none of them will have any brain damage when they break the record.

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