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The Stress of the Stunt
The Stress of the Stunt
Adrienne Arsenault on the different generations of the Great Wallendas and their thoughts on Nik's walk across Niagara Falls.

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Wallenda's tightrope walk over Niagara Falls
Wallenda's tightrope walk over Niagara Falls
A visual representation of what's planned for Nik Wallenda's high-wire act over one of Canada's iconic landmarks.

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Niagara's daring tightrope walkers of the past
Niagara's daring tightrope walkers of the past
Nik Wallenda will be far from the first to walk across a tightrope at Niagara Falls on June 15, 2012. Archival images depict the death-defying crossings from the late-1800s, when funambulists went as far as crossing with fruit baskets on their feet.