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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Annie Edson Taylor (1838)

On her 63rd birthday, Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The interior of the barrel was cushioned and the air was compressed with a bicycle pump. Before her trip, Taylor sent a cat over the falls in her barrel—and it lived. Days later, she drifted over the falls in the same barrel and walked away from the plunge with minor injuries. However, she did not significantly profit from the stunt. According to some accounts, her barrel was stolen by whom? More...
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7:58:24 AM
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You know, I realize this is just my peculiarity, but I just don't see what these people get out of such things--even to the point of risking their life or bodily harm.
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