Man Crosses Niagra Falls On Tightrope – I Don’t Get The Fuss [VIDEO]
So, I know I'm a few days late on this, but it's really bothering me. Last Friday, Nik Wallenda, successfully became the first person ever to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Now here's the deal - I admit he's talented, crazy, lucky - however you want to describe him, but why all the fuss? Why were hundreds of thousands of people glued to their TV's on Friday night to see him do this? Were people hoping cheer him on as he defied the odds and avoids a tragic accident where he falls to his death?
Here's the deal people - he was connected to a cable! Where's the danger in that? Now I admit, I couldn't do it - I'm scared of heights, but really, what happend to the days of Evil Knievel? Evil Knievel jumped over 75 times in his career from ramp to ramp on a motorcycle with - guess what - no net, no safety cable - nothing to prevent a tragic accident! In fact, Knievel had many accidents and suffered a record 433 broken bones in his lifetime!
In his defense, Nik Wallenda didn't want to use the safety cable, but ABC refused to televise the event if he didn't wear one. This is really weird as ABC televised many of Evel Knievel's jumps in the 1970's. Wallenda's family has experienced tragedy in their profession before - with three of his family members losing their lives in tightrope accidents where nets and/or cables were not used.
Like I said, I don't want to take anything away from his accomplishment, but why all the obsession with watching him do it? So what if he didn't make it - and fell half way across. Im sorry, but Mr. Knievel he is not!