Saturday, June 16, 2012

Niagara Falls and the other story

As Nik Wallenda celebrates his spectacular walk over Niagara Falls, did you know that Bobby Leach survived going over Niagara Falls in a barrel July 25, 1911, but later died after slipping on an orange peel?

He spent six months in the hospital recovering from injuries he suffered during the barrel fall, which included two broken knee caps and a fractured jaw.
But after all that, in1926, while on a publicity tour in New Zealand, Leach slipped on an orange peel.
The leg became infected, and eventually gangrene necessitated the amputation of the leg. Despite this extreme procedure, Bobby Leach died two months later.

Now you know!