March 9, 2022

People Who Have Gone Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

People Who Have Gone Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

Since 1850, more than 5,000 people have gone over , either intentionally (as stunts or ) or accidentally. The first recorded person to survive going over the falls was school teacher , who in 1901 successfully completed the stunt inside...


Since 1850, more than 5,000 people have gone over Niagara Falls, either intentionally (as stunts or suicide attempts) or accidentally. The first recorded person to survive going over the falls was school teacher Annie Edson Taylor, who in 1901 successfully completed the stunt inside an oak barrel. In the following 121 years, thousands of people have been swept over the falls but only sixteen people have reportedly survived the feat. All instances of people having survived the trip over the falls have been over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Following the death of one daredevil in 1951, stunting at Niagara Falls has been illegal and subject to fines of up to $25,000 USD.

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