David Blaine, the magician who attempted to break the world freediving record in Static Apnea after living for a week underwater in New York City in 2006, talked at the TEDMED conference in October 2009 about his experiences in training for his breath-hold attempts.
In a surprisingly candid talk, he reveals his thinking leading up to his ill-fated record attempt, as well his follow up Oxygen assisted Static Apnea breathold on Oprah in 2008.
TED are a series of conferences that bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). For more information goto the TED website.
Watch below for the full video of David’s talk.
Why not go back and look at our exclusive coverage of David Blaine’s New York freediving attempt back in 2006: