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09 May 2006 @ 01:30 pm
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Turns out you can't hold your breath for nine minutes. What a dickhead.
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Jacobyak_boy on May 9th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
I seriously doubt it, and it's probably best you don't try.

Actually, attempting to hold your breath isn't inherently dangerous. It's the doing it underwater that'll kill you.
finfin on May 9th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Yup, it has something to do with when you pass out and automatically start breathing again; it doesn't work when you're surrounded by a body of water.
Jacobyak_boy on May 9th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
Well, that's the problem, the reflex still kicks in, and you start gasping for air. When you're surrounded by water, gasping for air tends to have a somewhat negative effect - hence what happened to the abovementioned dickhead.