Man Holds Breath for 24 Minutes, 33 Seconds
DO NOT try this… at home, or anywhere!
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.
Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Felipe Skroski