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How Long Can We Endure in a Crisis?

How much can an adult endure? If you're ever stranded in the wilderness, are caught in a burning building, or find that your scuba tank has run out of oxygen, remember these survival rules courtesy of National Geographic magazine:

  1. Humans can survive for just 2 to 3 minutes without air, but with training it's possible to hold your breath for 11 minutes.

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