The next time you're watching a TV show, think about this: One man recently held his breath for nearly the entire duration of that half-hour program.
Stig Severinsen, a world champion freediver and breathing expert, captured the Guinness World Record with this amazing feat.
Granted, Severinsen did have some assistance -- before going underwater, he inhaled pure oxygen so as to saturate his body with oxygen. That said, this is still incredibly impressive.
For the past decade Severinsen has experimented with different methods of breath-hold to examine their effects on the mind and body. He even wrote a book titled Breatheology: The Art of Conscious Breathing.
This man has spent his entire life in and around water, so if you're waiting for someone to top his record, don't hold your breath.
(H/T to Bro Bible)