Monday, May 30, 2011

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.