From IBTraveler:

Officials banned stuntmen and daredevils from turning Niagara Falls into a circus over a century ago, but on Friday night, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda became the first of his generation to tackle the world’s most famous falls — and he did so on prime time TV with official support.

The daredevil remained unnaturally calm during the 25-minute journey Friday, fighting mist and fog on a wet rope as he tiptoed into the record books, becoming the first person ever to walk directly across the imposing icon.

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