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Just the thought of being chained up in a closed tank of water is terrifying for most.

But one daring escape artist did it for the 1,075th time today at the North Dakota State Fair.

Kristin Johnson, or "Lady Houdini," and her husband have been traveling the country performing for several years now, and this year they made their way to Minot.

Today, she dove into a tank with her hands and feet cuffed, and chains padlocked around her body.

In 3 minutes and 43 seconds, she had freed herself and unlocked the tank, holding her breath underwater the entire time.

She performed the feat in front of an audience with no curtain covering the tank, making her the only person in history to ever do so.

Kristin says that being locked in a tank of water is a scary thought, so staying calm is key.

(Kristen Johnson, "Lady Houdini") "I have been known to panic, I think that's a normal reaction to being locked into a tank of water. But what I try to do is; I'm very focused while I'm in the tank, and I'm concentrating on everything that I'm doing and I'm really giving myself a pep talk."

Lady Houdini will be performing escapes 4 times a day through the last day of the fair.

For more information about Lady Houdini, find her at lady Houdini dot com.

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