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    I Tried To Find the Worst Bar in Niagara Falls

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    From Vice:

    …Knowing my relationship with Niagara, my editor pitched me an article. VICE has a series where we try to find a city’s worst bar. The rules are simple: get a drink at what you consider the worst bar in town. Ask the patrons at that establishment what they consider to be the town’s worst bar, then go drink there. Continue the process until you can’t take it anymore. I accepted the assignment but put off the trip to Niagara for months. I don’t like going back, and worried about the old ghosts and tourist traps that shaped me. Eventually—after a lot of mental preparation and a few false starts—I spent a night drunkenly wandering the streets looking for meaning amongst the tourists, fast food, and heart shaped jacuzzis. Here is what happened when I tried to find Niagara’s worst bar…

    Meet the Woman Planning to Hang by Her Teeth over Niagara Falls

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    From Vice:

    Niagara Falls played host to famed circus performer Nik Wallenda who walked across the natural phenomenon on a high-wire passing between the US into Canada just short of five years ago. Now, on the anniversary of his performance, his wife Erendira Vasquez Wallenda will attempt a world recording-breaking feat as she hangs from a helicopter above the falls on June 15—by her teeth.

    “I come from eight generations of the circus on my mom’s side, and seven generations on my father’s side, so this has been something that’s been in my life for a long time,” Erendira, who is an aerialist, told VICE. “I started performing when I was five years old—I’ve been around people doing this sort of thing my entire life.”

    We reached out to Erendira to ask her why in the world someone would want to hang by their teeth over the Falls and about what it’s like to come from a long hereditary line of circus performers.

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