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    NEW YORK - Take a deep breath. David Blaine's latest stunt is spending a week living in an 8-foot acrylic sphere filled with water.

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    The 33-year-old magician, shirtless and with an oxygen tube in his mouth, slid into his snow globe-like "human aquarium" Monday at Lincoln Center.

    In a week, he will remove the device and attempt to hold his breath underwater longer than the record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds.

    He also will try to escape from 150 pounds of chains and handcuffs during the breath-holding finale, which will air live in a two-hour ABC special, "David Blaine: Drowned Alive," on May 8 (8 p.m. EDT).

    "As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini," Blaine explained Monday.

    "I don't think about death, but I am prepared for it," he said, adding that his only fear is "the fear of the unknown."

    Blaine said he started training in December, with some help from U.S. Navy SEALS. He lost 50 pounds so his body would require less oxygen.

    The water in the sphere will be kept at a balanced temperature to help keep his core temperature near 98.6 degrees. His gear includes a diving helmet that allows two-way communication with his support team.

    Blaine invites visitors to stop by and wave at him. The water should be nice and clear; he will be fed and, uh, relieve himself by tubes.

    His previous feats of endurance include balancing on a small platform for 35 hours, being buried alive in a see-through coffin for a week and surviving inside a massive block of ice for 61 hours. In 2003, he fasted for 44 days in a suspended acrylic box over the Thames River in London.
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    Wow. Thats all that I can say. I dont know how he gets these ideas for his stunts but they are definitely original.
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    His card tricks are just awesome, but he's lost me with these higher profile "stunts". I've watched his first show several times where he was on the street just doing card tricks, sleight-of-hand...very cool. The ice, coffin, and box were comparatively lame.
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    Untill YOU have to do them.
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    Untill YOU have to do them.

    HAHA yeah......"Damn how am I going to get out of this stupid block of ice?"
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    He is gonna be sooooooooooo pruney!

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    This is the first thing I thought of when you said he would be pruney...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY101TRUCK
    This is the first thing I thought of when you said he would be pruney...
    Yeah, but with a goatee.

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    Still cant touch Chris Angle. That guys a freak!
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    He's out of the water!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYSmokey
    He's out of the water!!!!!!!!!

    He failed to last as long as he hoped, ONLY somthing like 7 min 8 sec. That is still a looooooong time!
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    He failed to last as long as he hoped, ONLY somthing like 7 min 8 sec. That is still a looooooong time!
    Jeez and I think holding my breath for 45 seconds is a long time....
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    the only thing that blew my mind about all that was when it showed him doin the thing where he pulled the ladies tooth out or something blew in her face and BAM they were back in her mouth lol I was like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter2230
    the only thing that blew my mind about all that was when it showed him doin the thing where he pulled the ladies tooth out or something blew in her face and BAM they were back in her mouth lol I was like

    Yeah, I was like WHAT THE ****!?!?!

    I dont believe it though.
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    Did you all see his hands and feet afterwards? That was gross looking....
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    I watched it at the station last night, and I want those seven wasted minutes of my life back.

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    I watched 24.

    How did I know this would be another "Capone's Vault"?

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    How did I know this would be another "Capone's Vault"?
    HAHA I was flipping through the tv the other day and his show was on he was saying how it was 20 years or something since that happened and they showed that original tape and I laughed my *** off because they dug and dug and and it was nothing but dirt
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