120: Over the Edge: Death and Daring at Niagara Falls (ON)

Episode 120 – For ages people have been drawn to Niagara Falls, the most famous group of waterfalls in North America, and maybe the world. As many as 20 million people per year visit to view the awesome power of nature as tens of millions of liters of water spectacularly pour over the falls every minute. There have been many accidental deaths, but there have been many drawn to the torrents for other darker reasons. Some come to end their own lives and others, the daredevils, to try to prove their ingenuity and courage can beat the falls. Some have failed in the attempt.

NOTE: There will be talk of suicide in this episode.

Sources and more information:
[Niagara: A History of the Falls by Pierre Berton]
[The River of Lost Souls: What We Might Learn From Niagara Falls Suicides by Michael Clarkson]
[Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | City of Niagara Falls, Canada]
[Niagara Falls,  Ontario,   Canada – World Waterfall Database]
[Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls Tourism Information]
[Facts About Niagara Falls | Live Science]
[Niagara Falls Facts & Information]
[On the Meaning  of Niagara – Brocku.ca]
[Daredevil Exhibit – Things to do | Niagara Falls Canada]
[Daredevils of Niagara Falls]
[List of objects that have gone over Niagara Falls – Wikipedia]
[Niagara Falls without water, 1969]
[Sounds of Niagara Falls • Niagara Whirlpool • Horseshoe Falls • American Falls • Bridal Veil Fall – YouTube]
[WNED PBS Documentaries | Daredevils of Niagara Falls | PBS]
[Daredevils of Niagara Falls]
[Niagara River – Life & Death on the river: Accidents & Rescues]
[Ed Delahanty Obituary]
[Stunters & Daredevils]

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