17 Minutes and 19 Seconds

How long can you hold your breath?



Via Fanhouse : Tom Sietas has added yet another record to his collection - this time by holding his breath underwater for a staggering 17min 19sec (beating David Blaine by 15sec). Nice one.


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Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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