View Full Version : Man Held Breath for 18 Minutes Underwater

12-01-2008, 09:57 PM
Hooboy by that time I would be dead for 17.5 minutes! :eek: Thats a serious long time.

Bubbles (http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/man-held-breath-for-18-minutes-underwater/)

How long can you hold your breath underwater? Me? A minute, tops!

Well, however long you can hold your breath, I betcha itís nothing when compared to what Gianluca Genoni just did: he set a new world record for breath-holding, handily beating what David Blaine did (7 minutes) and the previous world record:

Gianluca Genoni held his breath for 18 minutes 3.69 seconds while lying underwater in a Mantua swimming pool, beating German diver Tom Sietas, who managed 17 minutes 19 seconds in September - also on live TV - to unseat Blaine from the Guinness world record book

12-01-2008, 10:05 PM
Get that guy a pack of Kools.
Hooboy by that time I would be dead for 17.5 minutes!LMAO. :D

12-01-2008, 11:13 PM
Incredible feat. I actually kinda follow this particular record. I find it interesting since I whitewater kayak and do a fair amount of pool training.