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Wallenda's Niagara Walk

0/12 WALLENDA'S NIAGARA WALK Tightrope Walking is the art of maintaining balance while walking along a tensioned wire between two points. It can be done eifher using a balancing tool or freehand, using only one's body to maintain balance. Typically. tightwire performances will fall into one of two distinct types of acts: dance/movement or object manipulation. Nik Wallenda has become the first man in history to wallk across Niagara Falls at their most ferocious. The scion of a famous acrobatic family edged his way for 1800ft along a two-inch diameter steel rope nearly 200 feet above the churning maels trom. HISTORY OF TIGHTROPE WALKING Marla Spelterini was the only woman to cross part of the Niagara gorge on a fightrope. Con Colleano, known as the Wizard of Wre became the first 1876 1919 1974 Frenchman Philippe Pett strung a cable across New York person lo do a forward somesaut on a tight rope. Cty's Twin Towers and walked acIOSS Afer completing hs Nagara walk, Nik Wallenda is now set lo cross the Grand Canyon as hs next big 2007 2011 Freddy Nock walked5,200 feet Eskl Ronnings bakken was fhe first person lo Incorporate a hot air balloan into down a mountain cable car wire 10,000 ft above fhe ground in fhe Swiss Mountains. stunt. fheir act. NIK WALLENDA'S NIAGARA STUNT LOCATION Nigara Falls, New York LENGTH OF ROPE of a mile = 6: blocks HEIGHT OF ROPE 184 ft. - 18 story building THICKNESS OF ROPE Equal to 3 pennies WHO WAS WATCHING ABC LIVE: MEGASTUNTS Highwire Above Niagara Falls 158,130 288,317 SOCIAL TV UNIQUE USERS SOCIAL TV COMMENTS GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN Of Social TV Comments MOUNTAIN TIME 8.82% EASTERN TIME 32.21% PACIFIC TIME 8.82% CENTRAL TIME 24.35% TWITTER Influential Mentions and Hashtags @LAURENCONRAD Just been told that ABC is alring a man walking a tightrope acoss Nia gra Falls fonight. Naturally, all other plans have been cancelled. @GMA #WalkTheWire - RT If you're watching! @BREAKINGNEWS Nik Wallenda becomes first person to walk across Niagara Falls on tightrope @AP BREAKING NEWS: Daredevil Nik Wallenda becomes first pers on to complete wire-walk directly over Niagara Falls. - MM #wellenda #nikwallenda #walkthewire #niagara #yolo #abc #niagarafalls #megastuntabcwirewalk

Wallenda's Niagara Walk

shared by sparksandhoney on Jun 19
Nik Wallenda, a six-time Guinness World Record holder walked high wire across Niagara Falls Friday night, continuing a family tradition that dates back centuries. His next stop? Find out in this infog...




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