"Over the Falls in a barrel" Barrels Over the Falls Tip by CliffClaven


While old Cliffie is always ready to admire - and sometimes envy - courage, skill and endeavour, he really fails to see why anyone would want to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Would you? Anyway, 16 people have tried it - and the amazing thing is that 10 of them survived. On 24 October 2001 you had the chance to celebrate the centenary of the first successful attempt. Annie Taylor, a school teacher, rode over the Falls inside an oak barrel. She was 63 at the time - which seems to prove that you don't necessarily get wiser as you get older.

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2003
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