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This is based on an old wives tale. It's said if you don't hold your breath while you pass a graveyard/step on a grave that you may inhale the soul of that deceased individual. Though there are other's that say that it's in respect to the dead since they are no longer breath (making it rude to breath as you pass by).

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they say if you dont hold your breath when you pass a graveyard the people that is dead will take your sole or your breath.

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Cause it smells like waffles

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Good luck

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What is the origin of holding your breath while passing by a cemetery?

This superstition comes from an old wives tale. If you don't hold your breath while you pass a graveyard/step on a grave that you may inhale the soul of that deceased individual. Though there are other's that say that it's in respect to the dead since they are no longer breath (making it rude to breath as you pass by).


Can a child threatens to hold their breath till they die?

A child can threaten to hold their breath until they die; however, they can realistically only hold their breath until they pass out.


What is the easiest and quickest way to faint?

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Can a person hold their breath untill they die?

No. A person with incredible will power may be able to hold their breath until they pass out, but when this happens involuntary control will takeover and they will resume breathingNo. A person with incredible will power may be able to hold their breath until they pass out, but when this happens involuntary control will takeover and they will resume breathingHolding your breath can't kill you. At most, you can pass out, and then you'll start breathing automatically.


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it can last for as long as you can hold your breath. after that time you have 3 minutes before you pass out.


When was Hold Your Breath created?

Hold Your Breath was created in 2008.


Do lions hold their breath?

No lions don't hold their breath.


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No but he can hold his breath for hoursNo lions don't hold their breath


Why do you have to breathe after you hold your breath?

Because the lungs haven't been receiving oxygen, they need to make up for it quickly before you pass out.


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They can hold there breath over 15 minutes


What happens if you hold your breath to long?

Eventually, you will pass out. But don't worry-- your body's natural instinct quickly kicks in and you breath again. You wake up after a few minutes feeling fairly OK.


How can you be the life of the party?

hold it at your local cemetery