Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Standing Next to the Falls
The thought that came to me about going over Niagara Falls in a barrel was that you would not necessarily land in the water, you might just fall into these rocky rapids and it the initial fall did not kill you, these rocks probably would. It is estimated that over 5,000 people have perished going over Niagara Falls. See Wikipedia: List of objects that have gone over Niagara Falls. The first recorded person to survive going over the falls was Annie Edson Taylor, who went over the falls in a barrel in 1901. There are dozens of websites that discuss various aspects of going over the falls.