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    Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line

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    From CBS News:

    Niagara Falls is the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping 40 mph.

    The elevated cable rides have evolved from a novel way to explore jungle canopies to almost necessary additions to lure tourists in the 21st century to established destinations. It’s a trend that’s exposed a rift between those who approach nature like contemplative monks and others who require an extreme, Indiana Jones-style experience.

    “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public – the folks that these places have been set aside for – we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” argued Tom Benson, co-founder and chief experience officer at WildPlay Element Parks, which built the Niagara Falls zip line.

    Least impressive landmarks

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    From KMOV Channel 4 in St Louis:

    CBS News and Vanity Fair conducted a survey, asking the public which national landmark really isn’t all that spectacular, in their eyes.

    The Gateway Arch made the list along with The Alamo, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls.

    The question was part of a larger poll. You can see the results here…

    Niagara Falls: All Dried Up – CBS News Video

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    This 20-second video shows some pictures of when the American Falls were “turned off” in 1969.

    There are lots of sites that are showing these pictures. Gizmodo is another good place to look as they have a posting with a couple of pictures, a CNN video, as well as other links.

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