Fascinating Niagara Falls Facts
1. The Niagara River flows at approximately 35 m per hour (56.3 km per hour).
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.
3. The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century.
4. Niagara falls are the second largest waterfalls in the world.
5. Bobby Leach, the first man to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, later died by slipping on an orange peel.
6. The Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America.
7. The Niagara region attracts more than 22 million visitors every year.
8. Over the last 10,000 years Niagara Falls has moved seven miles upstream.
9. The first person to go over Niagara falls was Annie Edson-Taylor. She made the trip in a wooden barrel and survived!
10. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
11. The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century!
12. Niagara Falls froze solid in the winter of 1925
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.
14. Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada is known as the Honeymoon Capital of the world.
15. The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!
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.
17. The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive was a 63-year-old widow.
18. The world’s largest water slide in Kansas City is taller than Niagara Falls.
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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