Fascinating Niagara Falls Facts


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1. The Niagara River flows at approximately 35 m per hour (56.3 km per hour).
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2. The second man to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel survived the fall but later died as a result of slipping on a piece of orange peel.
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3. The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century.
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4. Niagara falls are the second largest waterfalls in the world.
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5. Bobby Leach, the first man to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, later died by slipping on an orange peel.
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6. The Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America.
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7. The Niagara region attracts more than 22 million visitors every year.
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8. Over the last 10,000 years Niagara Falls has moved seven miles upstream.
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9. The first person to go over Niagara falls was Annie Edson-Taylor. She made the trip in a wooden barrel and survived!
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10. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

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11. The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century!
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12. Niagara Falls froze solid in the winter of 1925
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13. Interesting fact: According to the U.S.G.S. (United States Geological Survey) of Niagara Falls, it appears that almost 1/3 of the Canadian Falls lies within US Territory.
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14. Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada is known as the Honeymoon Capital of the world.
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15. The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!
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16. The second man to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, Bobby Leach, survived the fall but later died as a result of slipping on a piece of orange peel.
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17. The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive was a 63-year-old widow.
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18. The world’s largest water slide in Kansas City is taller than Niagara Falls.
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19. Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls several times on a 1,000-foot tightrope: blindfolded, in a sack, on stilts, carrying a man on his back and cooking an omelette in the middle.

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