Tuesday, September 23, 2008

david blaine's "dive of death:" 60 hours hanging in central park (with visit by kelly - no regis)

david blaine just kicked off his newest stunt, hanging upside down for 60 hours in central park and ending it with the "dive of death." the finale will, ever so conveniently, be shown live on abc tomorrow (wednesday) night.

showing no fear, kelly ripa decided to check out the view up there. she got into a harness and was hauled up to interview blaine for "live with regis and kelly." blaine, coincidentally, does have something to prove to regis and kelly. on friday, blaine's underwater world record 17 minutes and 4 seconds of holding his breath was broken - live - with a 17 minute 19 second performance on the program by tom sietas! he reclaimed the world record from blaine, who himself had set it last april, live on oprah - phew!

that was a spectacular finish to the already stunt-filled week on the program - where each day brought a new effort to break a guiness world record. on the running front, unfortunately, dean karnazes didn't succeed in his attempt to break the world record for miles run in 48 hours on a treadmill.

check out this cool report from the associated press:

UPDATE: Blaine is busted - caught taking numerous breaks from his "60 hours hanging upside down." i don't care what juicy rationale he cares to trot out to explain coming down multiple times - but the tie for the lamest has to go to "i had to go to the bathroom and didn't want to pee all over myself" or "the doctor made me."


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Sphurthy Ravindra said...

Amazing performance from David Blaine, watching this feat was great, this was High quality stuff from this guy, good job
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