On April 30, 2008, Blaine appeared live on The Oprah Winfrey Show
in a water-filled sphere, announcing to try and set a new world-record
in the longest breath-holding category, after failing to surpass the
then-current record in his previous attempt Drowned Alive. Since his original attempt, a new record of 16 minutes and 32 seconds had been set by Peter Colat of Switzerland
on February 10, 2008. Before his latest attempt inside the
1,800-water-gallons-sphere, Blaine spent 23 minutes inhaling pure
oxygen, packing his lungs with extra oxygen just before the breathing
tubes were removed. Up to 30 minutes of so-called "oxygen
hyperventilation" is allowed under guidelines.
Ultimately, Blaine held his breath for 17 minutes and 4.4 seconds to set the world record, according to Guinness World Records, surpassing Colat's previous mark of 16 minutes and 32 seconds. This was Blaine's first Guinness record.
David Blaine - World Record 17 Minutes Under Water
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On a special episode of Mindfreak, Criss and Sully go out on a road
trip for the greatest time of their lives. In a car filled with
explosives, a handcuffed Criss must escape or pull off the greatest
illusion before he's pronounced road kill.
Criss Angel - Mindfreak Season 4: Car Wreck Vanish (Part 1 of 5)
Criss is known for surprising over 1,000 people over four seasons of
Mindfreak, this time his crew and celebrity friends will turn the
tables on him and throw the biggest surprise. All behind closed doors
for more than 24 hours.
With his powerful mind, Criss will describe unknown personal details and predict events before they take place. He will also read a list of items and attempt to predict what viewers at home would pick.
Criss Angel - Mindfreak Season 4: Billionaire Prediction