Jun 18 2012
Cheered on by thousands of spectators, US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda late Friday fulfilled his childhood dream of walking over the Niagara Falls and into the history books. Crowds packed the US and Canadian sides of the border to watch the 33-year-old brave strong winds and heavy spray to walk on a cable suspended around 200 feet (60 meters) above North America’s biggest waterfall.After a brief prayer with his wife and children, Wallenda climbed onto the cable and headed from New York to Canada. With the aid of a long balancing pole, Wallenda carefully found his footing and maintained a laser-like focus on his task throughout. The hair-raising walk took around 25 minutes, less than the expected 35 to 40 minutes. He jumped down from the high wire on the Canadian side at 10:40 pm (0240 GMT).
Dude, how dumb is this? The guy tightrope walked across Niagara Falls while strapped into a harness. He was strapped into a harness. If he fell… NOTHING would have happened. He would have just been hanging there. He didn’t need God on his side for that. God doesn’t even know what tightrope walking is…. Why are people making this so dramatic? I could have done it.. Taken two steps, fallen, and just hung there until they grabbed me. Neat. By the way.. “fulfilled his childhood dream”… scary.
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