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Man holds breath for 24 minutes, 33 seconds

By T.K. Randall
March 31, 2021 · Comment icon 10 comments

Don't try this at home... Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Felipe Skroski
A 54-year-old from Croatia has managed to break the world record for holding his breath underwater.
For most of us, holding your breath for more than a minute can be a struggle - which is why the feat recently achieved by Croatia's Budimir Buda Sobat is so unfathomably impressive.

Under the supervision of doctors, the 54-year-old diver began his record attempt by spending a few minutes hyperventilating on pure oxygen before lying face down in a swimming pool.

Having given up bodybuilding to take up static diving, Sobat, who hails from the town of Sisak, had previously succeeded in holding his breath for 24 minutes but was keen to take things even further.
His latest attempt saw him break the Guinness World Record with a time of 24 minutes and 33 seconds - an absolutely unimaginable amount of time for anyone to hold their breath.

It is a feat achievable only by the most dedicated and requires a lifetime of practice.

Suffice to say, this is one record that you definitely shouldn't try at home.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (10)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by 'Walt' E. Kurtz 3 years ago
Hmm..most people can hold their breath for 2 too 3 min but holding your breath for longer than 5 min can lead to permanent brain damage.†
Comment icon #2 Posted by Helen of Annoy 3 years ago
Yes, but he's from Croatia. We've got no brains... that could†be damaged... at least not further damaged†† Kidding.† Congratulations to Buda (diver's nickname, had nothing to do with Buddha, by the way) and I think it's admirable that he's helping fundraising for children of Sisak (his hometown struck by earthquake recently).† † I can't hold my tongue, let alone my†breath for 2 minutes... so 23 is just... unbelievable.††
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cookie Monster 3 years ago
When I was younger I couldn`t understand how native divers around the pacific could spend 5 to 10 minutes underwater without breathing. Then I found out what they were doing and its easy. Before they dive they hyper-ventilate themselves for 15 minutes to maximise their blood oxygen levels. All this guy has done is taken it further by using pure oxygen. If anybody follows the anti-aging research then this is also relevant to that. Here is where they are up too: Hypoxia Contradiction: When our oxygen levels drop cells suicide themselves to free up oxygen for the rest of the organism. The aim bei... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by 'Walt' E. Kurtz 3 years ago
Dont hold your breath but I cant hold my breath longer than 2 min and I don't have a brain or it's very small
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jon the frog 3 years ago
Impressive but hum... he used a bottle for last breath in the pool. Probably of hyper rich Oxygen concentration. Looks like cheating.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Helen of Annoy 3 years ago
Not having a brain is quite practical. It's customary over here to console someone who just hit their head, or was hit in their head, with saying: "Fortunately, it was only a blow to your head, no vital organs to be worried about there." †††
Comment icon #7 Posted by Robotic Jew 3 years ago
Before I read the article I assumed this was just a dude puffing his cheeks out and breathing through his nose while a bunch of gullible people stood around amazed.†
Comment icon #8 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
Boda is a proof we all started as fish some 450 million years ago.†
Comment icon #9 Posted by razman 3 years ago
Yea i really find that kind of hard to believe
Comment icon #10 Posted by Adampadum123 3 years ago
That's insane the brain starves of oxygen after 4 minutes.he must be part fish.the story sounds fishy

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