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"A prolonged stay in Neptune’s realm was never my ambition. But Mr. Blaine and Ralph Potkin, the pulminologist monitoring his vital signs during an experiment on Grand Cayman, insisted it was the best way to understand how champion apneists (breath-holders) manage to last so long."
The New York Times, Breath-Holding for Dummies: My 3:41 Underwater, by John Tierney, April 22, 2008
April 22, 2008