Longest continuous immersion [Controlled environment | Hooka]
Last updated: August 27, 2017 at 0:53 am
7.375 days (177 hours) – David Blaine remained submerged in an acrylic sphere in front of the Lincoln Center (New York City) starting on May 1, 2006. The sphere had a diameter of 2.4 m (8 ft) and was filled with water containing 0.9% salt. He breathed, ate and drank through tubes. He suffered from skin breakdown and liver failure.
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