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He's lived underwater for over 75 days. He thinks others should, too

By Kyle Melnick

16 May 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Joseph Dituri has been living in an underwater pod since March. He's determined to break a world record for the longest stint living underwater. The Washington Post reports on his daily life.

Every day, Joseph Dituri wakes up around 5 a.m., walks to his work station and basks in the sun that hovers above him.

This sun, however, is a yellow pillow with a smiling face in the center. Dituri hung it on his wall to remind him of the real sun, which he hasn't seen in more than 75 days.

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