Do Or Die Facts: Kayak Rescue

Video highlights from Do Or Die


•    Tom Sietas, of Germany, holds the World Record for holding his breath underwater for 22:22.

•    On display at the Munich State Museum of Ethnology, is the world's oldest existing kayak. Built by the North American Inuits 4000 years ago, its materials are sealskin over driftwood.

•    Kayaking debuted as an official sport in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics.

•    Lasting only 3.7 seconds, the highest recorded waterfall plunge in a kayak is 186 feet.

•    The use of kayaks in the military date as far back as WWII.

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