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World's Best Free Diver Presumed Dead After Dive

Natalia Molchanova, who set 41 world records, was on a recreational swim

(Newser) - The woman considered to be the "greatest free diver in history," who could hold her breath for more than nine minutes while submerged in a pool, is presumed to have drowned while diving off the coast of Spain near Ibiza on Sunday, reports the New York Times . Natalia... More »

Next for Blaine: Breath-Holding Mark, on Oprah

Extreme-endurance stuntman aims to crack 16:14 on April 30

(Newser) - David Blaine, the magician and "endurance artist" is training to break the human breath-holding record April 30 on Oprah. He's already done it 16 minutes, 9 seconds in a test run, John Tierney reports in his New York Times science blog. New techniques have made it possible for the... More »

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