Tightrope Walker Pushes Wheelbarrow Cross Niagra Falls
A huge crowd was watching the famous tightrope walker, Blondin, cross Niagara Falls one day in 1860. He had crossed it numerous times, a 1000 foot trip 160 feet above the raging waters. He not only walked across it; he also pushed a wheelbarrow across it. The crowd watched in amazement. After completing a crossing he looked at the crowd and said, “Do you believe I could take a person across in the wheelbarrow without falling?” They all gave a big cheer of affirmation! Then he asked for a volunteer but no one responded. (Paul Lee Tan, Encyclopedia of Illustrations).