German holds breath underwater for more than 15 minutes

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Offline ukmicky

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I SAW THIS ON THE NEWS

And is as far as I'm concerned unbelievable, totally amazing

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/08/10/1186530569468.html


I take it the 4 minute rule dosent apply to him
« Last Edit: 10/08/2007 21:35:33 by ukmicky »

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« Reply #1 on: 10/08/2007 21:37:24 »
I SAW THIS ON THE NEWS

And is as far as I'm concerned unbelievable, totally amazing

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/08/10/1186530569468.html


I take it the 4 minute rule dosent apply to him

You don't live in Australia, and i don't beieve it either.

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« Reply #2 on: 10/08/2007 22:56:33 »
How can someone hold their breath for so long i can manage a minute but 15 is like forever. Its tollaly amazing what the human body can achieve.

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« Reply #3 on: 10/08/2007 23:29:38 »
How the heck can that be real.. What about oxygen deprivation and 4 minute rule as you said Michael.. at what point will an oxygen starved body suffocate and collapse.. and once one looses consciousness won't one just automatically breath like a child who holds their breath until they pass out?

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #4 on: 10/08/2007 23:33:17 »
ITS TRUE IT WAS ON THE bbc NEWS LAST NIGHT


Chris you need to research how this is possible for your show.


How can the human body survive without breathing  for 15 minutes

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« Reply #5 on: 10/08/2007 23:48:36 »
WOW!!! HOLY COW!!!

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« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2007 14:33:33 »
I'm sure the 20 minutes of inhaling pure oxygen immediately before the stunt helped.

In other words he cheated (in a sense) as this cant be compared to a normal person doing the same.

I wonder how long he would last under normal conditions.

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« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2007 15:19:20 »
His world record for holding his breath without inhaling pure oxygen first is just over 9 minutes , that is still amazing

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« Reply #8 on: 12/08/2007 13:31:33 »
His world record for holding his breath without inhaling pure oxygen first is just over 9 minutes , that is still amazing

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« Reply #9 on: 12/08/2007 17:27:36 »
I still wanna know why his brain isnt starved of oxygen. I thought if your brain dosent receive a fresh supply  every 4 minutes you got brain damage.
« Last Edit: 12/08/2007 19:03:02 by ukmicky »

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« Reply #10 on: 12/08/2007 18:19:09 »
Women would be no good at it. They couldn't stop talking long enough!
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« Reply #11 on: 12/08/2007 19:11:31 »
I still wanna know why his brain isn't starved of oxygen. I thought if your brain doesn't receive a fresh supply  every 4 minutes you got brain damage.

That is what I thought too....?

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« Reply #12 on: 12/08/2007 19:38:13 »
are you sure about that, from my experience they are rather good when its comes to the silent treatment.

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« Reply #13 on: 12/08/2007 19:43:36 »
are you sure about that, from my experience they are rather good when its comes to the silent treatment.

But they're still talking inside  [:D]
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« Reply #14 on: 12/08/2007 20:06:41 »
Some people are able to slow down their body rhythms, heart beat etc by meditating.

Doing that would allow the oxygen to last longer. A few minutes of deep breathing beforehand would also increase the available oxygen in the blood. Too much too quick and you could get oxygen narcosis which can be painful.  [;)]

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