Has anyone gone over Victoria falls in a barrel?
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Annie Edson Taylor, a 63-year-old schoolteacher, was the first person to ride down Niagara Falls in a pickle barrel on October 24, 1901. Strapped in a leather harness inside the padded barrel, she plunged down Horseshoe Falls and picked up by a boat after. Since that first barrel ride, 15 people have attempted to ride the famous falls, 10 of those survived. Today it is illegal to ride down Niagara Falls.
A few daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls within a container (usually referred to as a "barrel"). Some of them survived, but several died in the attempt. Only one person has ever gone over the falls without protection and survived. It was a young boy who was wearing a life preserver. He had been fishing in a boat well above the falls and the motor conked out. The theory as to his surviving the plunge…