Monday, May 30, 2011

Trivia # 51: Niagara Falls Tightrope Day


Did you know...

... that today is Niagara Falls Tightrope Day? In 1859,
Frenchman Charles Blondin aka Jean Francois Gravelet crossed
Niagara Falls on a tightrope! It took him five minutes. 25,000
spectators stood and stared as he made his way across the
falls in a most dangerous Odyssey ... one he had made several
times before on stilts; carrying another man on his back;
pushing a wheelbarrow; and even once, blindfolded. What some
people do with nothing but spare time on their hands! ;-)


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