In this new talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine talks about what it was like to hold his breath for 17 minutes -- a world record (only 2 minutes shorter than this video). David shares his passion for pushing his limits, pursuing his dreams, and accomplishing the impossible. David's closing statement says it all:
As a magician I try to show things to people that seem impossible...and I think magic is pretty simple....It's training and experimenting while pushing through the pain to be the best that I can be... and that's what magic is to me.
Here's the video: