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David Blaine at TED

Magician David Blaine gets a bad rap in some circles, but I always suspect that they are secretly as fascinated by him and his acts, many of which cross the line from magic to the realm of an endurance sport-slash-public art performances, as the rest of us. Blaine gave this riveting and entertaining talk at TED where he dove, no pun intended, into the process behind his attempt to set the world record for holding his breath underwater. The scene at 4:40 is a bit gag inducing.