Anyone with half a brain, that is, which is what David Blaine would have if he really had managed to hold his breath for 17 minutes.
Chalk another one up for the slack-jawed creduloids who eat up everything Oprah feeds them. Sure, he might have been employing freediving techniques to genuinely break the breath-holding record. Or, he might be a highly-trained magician.
You know, magicians, those people who are party to secrets, gadgets and methods which make the seemingly impossible, possible. By, well, cheating. That’s part of the fun, until they try and pass it off as real, that is.