Graphic: Nik Wallenda and the tightrope walkers of Niagara Falls Stunting has been banned for more than a century at Niagara Falls, where daredevils of generations past made their mark. It speaks to the economic struggles the area has faced that Nik Wallenda was given a special exemption for his spectacle after battling officials on both sides of the border.
Austrian Baumgartner conducted the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos on Thursday in Roswell, New Mexico. In this test he reach the altitude 21,800 meters (71,500 ft) and landed safely near Roswell.
Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of the earths atmosphere, where upon reaching altitude of 36,000 meters (120,000 ft) by helium balloon, the 41-year-old hopes to complete the highest-ever freefall jump made by a human by plunging out of a specially designed balloon in the stratosphere.
Daredevil Baumgartner will also attempt to break the speed of sound in the free-fall to the ground. (Photo: Jay Nemeth/Red Bull via Getty Images)
What the #!%*? Was the TTC sex video a YouTube stunt? An inebriated couple gets intimately acquainted on the subway — at 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon, no less — and all of a sudden it’s all Toronto can talk about. But questions remain. Jane Gerster provides the answers in this occasional feature, in which the National Post tells you everything you need to know about a complicated issue and suggest some more romantic subway stations.
Photos of the Day, Sept. 13, 2011 Stuntman Rock Taylor drives through a huge sheet of glass at the 02 Arena on September 13, 2011 in London, England. The stunt was performed in an attempt to break a previous Guinness record to ‘break through the largest breakaway glass structure in a car’. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Photos of the day Mohammad Alishan, a performer from India’s eastern state of Jharkhand, performs a stunt as he drives a car on the walls of a “Well of Death” at a fair in Srinagar, May 23, 2011. (Fayaz Kabli/Reuters)