Friday, May 02, 2008

Seventeen Minutes

On Beltane's Eve, David Blaine reenacted the Death of Osiris in a custom-made watery sarcophagus. The cover story was that he was trying to break the breath-holding record. 

However, the tell was the 17 minutes he spent underwater.

Bonus factoids: Oprah's show is filmed at Harpo Studios, located between Washington and Randolph Streets in Chicago. Harpo comes from Harpocrates, meaning "Horus the Child." Randolph means "wolf shield," and Osiris was associated with the wolf.