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No safety harness, no vision, no problem

My Paper | Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014

Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks along a tightrope between two skyscrapers suspended 500 feet (152.4 meters) above the Chicago River.

UNITED STATES - Daredevil Nik Wallenda walking along a tightrope between two skyscrapers and suspended 152.4m above the Chicago River on Sunday.

The American, who carried out the feat without a safety harness, broke the world records for the steepest tightrope incline (19 deg) and highest blindfolded walk.

Police estimated that about 50,000 people turned out to watch Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallendas circus family, said the Chicago Tribune.


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