Niagara Falls | Canada | United States | 5 Minutes Trip

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Interesting facts about Niagara Falls The flow over the American Falls was stopped completely for several months in 1969. The idea was to determine the feasibility of removing the large amount of loose rock from the base of the falls to enhance its appearance. In the end the final decision was that the expense would be too great. The word “Niagara” is derived from the Iroquois Indian word “Onguiaahra” meaning “the strait” There is an international boundary between the United States and Canada. Before the invention of film tourists would sketch pictures of the Falls. The flow was also halted over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river. The movies Niagara and Superman were filmed in part at the Falls. In the past fifteen years two daredevils lost their lives trying to conquer Niagara. In the evenings intense spotlights bathe the falls with different shades of color. The first person to go over the Falls in a barrel and survive was a 63 year old female schoolteacher. High wire tightrope acts used to be performed across the river. Most notably was “Blondin” who once actually carried his manager across on his back and stopping midway to rest! The Falls make a tremendous sound as the water goes over and lands at the bottom. Twenty percent of the worlds freshwater lies in the Great Lakes and most flows over Niagara Falls. Man has not been able to completely control the flow of the water over the falls and even modern engineers have tried. Much of the water today is fed through underground channels and pipes to nearby hydro electric power stations. Hope you enjoy the trip

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  2. Niagara Falls was one of my first 'trips" I took as a kid. We lived in Ohio and going to Niagara was quite a venture. That was about 65 years ago . The name Niagara is of Native American Indian origin and means "thunder of the water".

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