David Blaine breaks underwater breath holding record.
David Blaine, always seeking to upstage himself, has broken a new record for holding your breath under water.
Magician Blaine was suspended in a water-filled sphere while holding his breath for over 17 minutes, on the stage of the Oprah Winfrey show.
Blaine told Oprah (nutter magnet) Winfrey that he was hoping to reach 23 minutes but realised that his heart was beating irregularly, so he ended the stunt at just over 17 minutes, beating former record holder Peter Colat's 16 minutes, 32 seconds.
See source: Reuters