JAMES CAMERON: I Did Yoga For 6 Months To Fit Into A 43-Inch Wide Sphere

James Cameron

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In March, James Cameron became the first person to plummet nearly seven miles to the deepest known spot on Earth in a 43-inch wide underwater sphere. The goal of the expedition, called the Deepsea Challenge, was to collect samples and video footage from the sea floor. 

The Oscar-winning director had to get flexibly fit in order to squeeze his 6-foot-2 frame into the compact personal craft. 

Holly Bik, a postdoctoral researcher in marine genomics at the University of California Davis tweeted some news about how he accomplished it from a panel discussion at the American Geophysical Union conference today, Dec. 4:

James Cameron tweet