Tuesday, April 22, 2008
An Impressive Freak
David Blaine has always struck me as a bit of a tool, with the "I'm a mysterious hip 'street' magician", heavy on the novelty. Still, this story in the NYT on his preparation to try to break the breath holding limit (training with the US freediving team) is pretty interesting and impressive. The ancillary detail about human physical limits in this area (and how humans have gone much farther than was thought theoretically possible) is pretty interesting.