David Blaine on How He Held His Breath for 17 Minutes (video)

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:

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