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Nik Wallenda's Tightrope Walk Across Niagra Falls

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Nik Wallenda's Tightrope Walk Across Niagara Falls
Wallenda's Walk

Nik Wallenda's walk across Niagara Falls

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What is it about a death-defying stunt that people love so much? Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across Niagara Falls became the nation's most watch non-sports summer TV show in six years, with more than 13 million people tuning in and another 4 million watching in Canada.

Maybe some people were hoping to see history, and they saw it, too, as Wallenda made it across.

But I'm sure some sickos were hoping to see tragedy, too -- to see what might happen if he took his safety gear off and plunged into the Falls on live television.

Luckily, that didn't happen and the whole thing went off without a hitch.

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