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Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
October 30, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Courtesy Photo. This 1882 advertising piece promotes tourism in Niagara Falls.

"If everybody jumped off a cliff would you jump after them?” This was the question my mother would pose when our pleas to be allowed some frivolous privilege included the irrational rationale that: “everybody’s doing it.”

Perhaps Bobby Leach’s mother had already passed on when the 53-year-old, Cornwall, UK, circus performer decided to go over the edge of Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. If not, it is obvious that she was unable to ...

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