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5 Injured in High-Wire Accident at Florida Circus
Five circus performers were injured after falling from an eight-person pyramid in a high-wire accident at a Florida circus, a circus official said. Jennifer Mitchell, Managing Director at the Circus Arts Conservatory, told reporters this evening that no injuries were life threatening and that
Nik Wallenda Completes Death-Defying Skyscraper Wire Walks
Nik Wallenda overcame some death-defying double trouble Sunday. The daredevil, 35, achieved two world records with two walks between skyscraper towers in Chicago , all without a harness or net. Oh -- he also wore a blindfold for one of his walks. Wallenda crossed a distance of 454 feet from one
Daredevil Bello Nock Tries World Record for Eight Hours on High Wire
Daredevil Bello Nock attempted his greatest feat ever this morning: eight hours on a high wire in Times Square, all while conducting consecutive interviews in six languages. Known professionally simply as Bello, the former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus headlining clown began his...
Daredevil to Jump Off Mt. Everest Summit in Wingsuit
The youngest American to ever summit Mt. Everest is now planning to attempt a feat never tried before. In May, Joby Ogwyn is set to take a heart-stopping leap off the world's tallest peak in a custom-made wingsuit, outfitted with cameras so that viewers can watch the 10,000-vertical-foot jump live
New York City: Tightrope Walker's Next Target
Getty Images Nik Wallenda only completed his tightrope walk across Arizona’s Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon Sunday, but attempting a similar feat in New York City is already on his radar. After Wallenda finished walking a 2-inch thick steel cable across a...
Ugly Dogs React to Grand Canyon Tightrope-Walk
Over the weekend, aerial walker Nik Wallenda made history by walking on a high wire across the Grand Canyon (Arizona's Little Colorado River Gorge, to be exact). You can watch highlights of "Skywire," his history-making trek, here : Our favorite part was a quick little sprint at the end that
Famed High Wire Artist Nik Wallenda Set to Cross Arizona Canyon
Famed daredevil and tightrope walker Nik Wallenda plans to attempt to cross the Little Colorado River Gorge in Arizona tonight, without using either a tether or a safety harness. Wallenda will be walking along a quarter-mile stretch of two-inch steel cable, 1,500 feet in the air, according to his
Daredevil Nik Wallenda Completes High-Wire Walk in Florida
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Woman Crosses Between 2 Speeding Trucks for Volvo Viral Video
In a nail-biting stunt, world record-holding highliner Faith Dickey walks on a rope between two speeding trucks on a highway in a new viral video produced for Volvo. Called the “Ballerina Stunt,” the made-for-the-web video throws several challenges at the 23-year old Dickey. She must...
Nik Wallenda Makes Tightrope Walk With Slippery Sand
Sand, caked onto a tightrope suspended 100-feet above the beach, created dangerous conditions for tightrope-walker Nik Wallenda Thursday. The seventh-generation daredevil walked 1,300-feet without a harness to promote his new show at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Wallenda, ...