Nik Wallenda, a member of the famed “Flying Wallendas” family of aerialists, completed a historic tightrope crossing through the mist over Niagara Falls Gorge on FridayStepping from a 2-inch wire (5 cm) onto safe ground in Canada to wild cheers from a crowd of thousands. Wallenda made the walk from the U.S. side of the falls to the Canadian side, a journey of 1,800 feet (550 meters) over treacherous waters and rocks, in a little more than 25 minutes.

It turns out that there have been LOTS of people try this same feat over the years!  Did you know that tight-rope walkers are also known as funambulists?  Neither did I!!