The mist subsides for a moment and we see through to Horseshoe Falls, the world’s second-largest waterfall. Over 600,000 gallons of water cascade off of this 167-foot ledge every second, making Niagara a prime spot for sightseers and daredevils alike. The first person to survive going over the Falls in a barrel was schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor, who took the plunge on her 63rd birthday in 1901. Her cat joined her in the barrel, and he survived too.
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