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Nik Wallenda

A Skyscraper-Sized Risk for Chicago

Tim Calkins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Chicago
Tim Calkins

Sunday night Nik Wallenda walked on a high wire between three Chicago skyscrapers. He first walked from one of the Marina City towers to the Leo Burnett Building. He then crossed from one Marina City tower to the other while blindfolded.

Daredevil High Wire Artist Nik Wallenda Walks 500 Feet Above Chicago

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety n...

WHOAA!

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.03.2014 | Weird News

Daredevil Nik Wallenda completed two record-breaking tightrope walks on live television on Sunday night. Wallenda, a seventh-generation performer,...

Daredevil Preps For Tightrope Walk 600 Feet Above The Chicago River

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.18.2014 | Weird News

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights o...

Daredevil Eyes Chicago Skyscrapers For Next Tightrope Stunt

AP | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News

CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall....

Why Live TV Events Are All The Rage

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.18.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Television executives are looking for more than hot actors these days. They're searching for the next Nik Wallenda. Wit...

Calling Out Celebrity Christianity & Counterfeit Justice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's the age-old prosperity gospel bait and switch. And really, it's "We wanna be the 1 percent!" Christianity, with the cheering crowd ironically widening the economic gap between themselves and their leaders even as they strive to obtain their celebrity status.

A Daredevil In 1966

Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel

On Sunday, daredevil Nik Wallenda completed a 1,500-foot high-wire walk over the Grand Canyon that had us all holding our breath. This fearless fea...

NYPD: No Tightrope Walk Between Skyscrapers

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York's top police officer says Nik Wallenda's hope of tightrope walking between the city's most famous skyscrapers just isn't going to...

This Week's Surprising Huge Hit

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | TV

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. — Aerialist Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk over a gorge near the Grand Canyon drew nearly 13 million viewers t...

Daredevil Hopes To Walk Wire Between Empire State, Chrysler Buildings

Posted 06.24.2013 | New York

Fresh off an impressive tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon Sunday, which he completed without a safety harness, aerialist Nik Wallenda is already ...

The Faith Of A High Wire Walker

Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion

Nik Wallenda took just 22 minutes to walk across the Little Colorado River Gorge on a two-inch thick steel cable, 1,500 feet over the water - with no ...

Man Completes High-Wire Walk Near Grand Canyon On Live TV

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 08.23.2013 | TV

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. — Aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado Riv...

Acrobat To Tightrope-Walk Across Gorge Near Grand Canyon

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 08.21.2013 | Weird News

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Nik Wallenda, the Florida-based daredevil, acrobat and heir to the famed Flying Wallendas circus family, is afraid of only one thing...

Maggie Furlong

'MythBusters' + Nik Wallenda = Serious Daredevil Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 06.19.2013 | TV

Duct tape is pretty powerful and definitely handy in a lot of situations, but can you trek through the desert, repel down cliffs and survive serious r...

A High-Wire Walk With Faith Not To Fall

Guideposts | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

The two-inch-wide steel cable felt cold and wet beneath the elk-skin-soled moccasins my mother had made me. I slid one foot forward, then the other. Below was the lip of Niagara Falls, where 600,000 gallons of water per second plunged 170 feet straight down to jagged rocks.

Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda's Next Challenge Announced

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Weird News

Nik Wallenda, the tightrope walker who in 2012 made it safely across a 1,500-foot high wire over Niagara Falls, has selected his next big challenge. I...

WATCH: Nik Wallenda Says Sand Made This Tightrope Walk Tricky

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 10.09.2012 | Weird News

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Like anyone taking a walk on the beach, Nik Wallenda on Thursday found sand in places he didn't want it. For Wallenda, it...

PHOTOS: Exploring Ontario, Toronto And Beyond

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Though comestibles are always near the top of my list when I travel, there were also museum visits, new hotels to check out and an amazing trip to Niagara Falls to witness Nik Wallenda tightrope from the US to Canada.

Daredevil Walks Across Niagara Falls On Tightrope

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York

* Completes walk in about 25 minutes * Officials ask for his passport (Adds comments from onlookers) By Neale Gulley...

Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk Reality Special Coming To ABC

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.13.2012 | TV

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- ABC is turning Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk over Niagara Falls into a prime-time television event next month, devoti...

ABC To Broadcast Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk

AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- ABC is turning Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk over Niagara Falls into a prime-time television event next month. The network said...

A 'Flying Wallenda' Will Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | New York

By Neale Gulley NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., May 2 (Reuters) - High-wire performer Nik Wallenda announced on Wednesday that June 15 is the day...

Wallenda Will Officially Take On Niagara Tightrope Walk

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 04.16.2012 | Travel

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — Daredevil Nik Wallenda is set to walk a 1,800 foot tightrope across Niagara Falls this summer, a feat the seventh-gener...

New York Allows Daredevil Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk

Reuters | By Dan Wiessner | Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

(Reuters) - New York lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to a bid by daredevil Nik Wallenda to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Such ...