What does Niagara Falls mean?
Niagara falls is a fall in Canada it is one of the seven wonders of the world. There are two falls with the name of niagara falls there is a big fall and a smaller one, they are right next to eachother. Niagara falls is on the border line of northern new york. i have been there three times.. this is why i know. i hope i answered your question.. ...
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Which is the most famous falls festival in the US?
Niagara Falls Festival is a yearly event that offers an acclaimed light show. Niagara Falls has been the setting for many classic films, one of those films starred Marilyn Monroe. ...
What year did Niagara Falls become a national park?
Niagara Falls State Park in New York is the oldest state park in the United States, having been founded as Niagara Reservation in 1885. ...
Can you jump and survive a fall from 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 was the fact that he was not very...
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What is a best tour package to discover Niagara Falls?
I never been to Niagara Falls, but I know Cosmos offers affordable tour packages all over North America, including Niagara Falls. Their website is http://www.cosmos.com/Vacations/North-America/Eastern-United-States/. Globus also offers escorted tour packages to Niagara Falls. Check them out at http://globusjourneys.com/Vacation-Packages/Tour-North-America/Canada-East/. ...
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Can you swim in the Niagara Falls?
You have apparently not been anywhere near the actual falls. It is not a good place to swim, nor is it legal or safe to do so. There are many hotels, motels and parks nearby that allow swimming. I suggest going there. ...
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What is the difference between a man who has been to Niagara Falls and one who has not?
The one who hasn't seen Niagra Falls has one has one more place to visit than the one who has. ...
Who discovered the Niagara Falls?
In September 1615, the first European in the area was Etienne Brulé. Brulé was an agent for Samuel de Champlain and this was the beginning of the many European explorers coming to the "New World" (North America) including Niagara. Brulé is recorded to have been the first of the white missionaries to visit the Neutral Indians along the banks of the Niagara River. == == The first person other than a Native American to see the falls is believed to have been...
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How has niagara falls been used by people?
the niagara falls is a tourist hot spot in New York/Ontario, Canada. Money is made by taking site-seers up-close to the falls to take photos, get wet and have fun. Also 10% of the water is detoured by dams to create Hydroelectricity, but most commonly it's river is used for transportation. ...
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What was the names of the men who discovered Niagara Falls?
Father Louis Hennepin became the first European to write of the falls in a book describing his travels to the New World in 1678. But it has been there about 12,000 years. ...
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How did the Niagara Falls form?
The Niagara Falls were created at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation about 10,000 years ago. When the ice melted, the Great Lakes drained over the Niagara Escarpment by way of the Niagara River. The River initially cut a gorge through the escarpment. The layers of rock in the escarpment have a top rock formation that is composed of harder stone that eroded more slowly than the underlying materials. The softer rock preferentially eroded away, undercutting the harder rock. The unsupported top...
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Has Niagara Falls been used by people for hydroelectric power?
Yes. Harvesting the vast power of the falls was first tried in 1759, when Daniel Joncaire built a small canal above the falls to power his sawmill. Since then, hydroelectric power from the falls has been used by power companies to provide electricity by the United States and Canada. ...
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How long do you need to view Niagara Falls?
As a Niagara Falls, Ontario citizen, I've been to the falls many times and i think, a good length of time to spend admiring the falls would be about 3 hours. There is a really nice lengthy walk on both the Canadian and American side that gives you a lot of really good view of the falls. All things considered, the Canadian side offers better views, and a lot more to do. And as a special kick, take a late night...
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How did Niagara Falls form?
The Niagara Falls were created at the end of the Wisconsin glaciations about 10,000 years ago. When the ice melted, the Great Lakes drained over the Niagara Escarpment, along the Niagara River. The River cut a gorge through the escarpment. The layers of rock in the escarpment have a top rock formation that is composed of harder stone that eroded more slowly than the underlying materials. The softer rock eroded away, leaving the harder rock unsupported. The unsupported top rocks gave way...
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What is tumbling apparatus?
This just a guess, but I am thinking about 2 things: 1) the many inventions that have been used for humans to occupy while they go over Niagara Falls...these have been quite creative and have involved many principles of physics, engineering and comfort; 2) Maybe the mats that tumblers tumble?? ...
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Which Canadian physical feature attracts over 10000000 tourists a year?
Niagara Falls are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River. They are the second largest falls in the world, and are renowned for their great beauty. They straddle the border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. Currently, some 20-30 million tourists a year visit the Falls. The oldest and best known tourist attraction at Niagara Falls is the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, which has been in operation since 1846, carrying passengers into the whirlpools...