Unbeleivable Human Feat Synchronicity

That’s what’s happening here.  Late last night I issued a call to knowledge, for consideration of the greatest feats in human history.  I even suggested that going over Niagara Falls was a feat that bore consideration!  And today?  A distraught man leapt into Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls, plunged 180 feet into the icy water below, then resisted rescue and swam out into the river, weaving through ice floes to escape divers trying to save him.  It finally took a helicopter blowing him to shore with it’s blades (and severe hypothermia) to bring him in.  That is a feat.  But, I think you have to subtract points for the fact that he had a death wish in full effect.

So nice try, distraught guy.  Here’s a tip: If you want to drown, don’t swim.  But Philippe Petit is still the perpetrator of the greatest human feat, pending further considerations.

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3 Responses to Unbeleivable Human Feat Synchronicity

  1. Stanton says:

    I guess you’ll have to live with the awful possibility that, if you’d never written that post, perhaps that poor man would’ve been spared his terrible ordeal.

  2. pipelineblog says:

    On the contrary, Stanton. My post inspired him not to jump, but to live. Anybody can commit a spectacular suicide…

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