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There was a news article, a few years back. A 64 year old woman threatened to hold her breath till she turned blue when police arrived. So she did, and she collapsed and had cardiac arrest. She was in critical condition for several days before she died. A Greek Philosopher, named Zeno, was said to have committed suicide by holding his breath. Another philosopher, (his name began with an M..he was also greek I think) committed suicide by holding his breath. It's possible. MYTH - BUSTED!! No scientific studies have tested people holding their breath - cause it ends in death! so u cannot say it isnt deadly.
Cemtrex Cemtrex 18-21, M 6 Answers Feb 12, 2013 in Education

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It's extremely difficult, usually you'll pass out and then start breathing again invoulentairily. I've never heard of this actually working. And in defense of my theory, the old lady you mentioned possibly had a pre-existing condition that tipped the scales in her favor of this working.

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Whatever man. You try it out and see what happens and these stories are made up for naive people

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no. not possible. The woman in question died of a heart attack, not asphyxiation. The other two were so far back in history-- who knows what happened.<br />
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Breathing is an autonomic process. It is unusual among automic processes in that the conscious mind can override the process, but as soon as a person loses consciousness (if indeed a person could even hold their breath that long) the autonomic nervous system would take over and restore breathing.

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Only one way to find out hhhhhuuuu

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