Man survives going over Niagara Falls

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  1. Jay H

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    Whhhhheeee, who needs a brain?

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    I heard he used a ton of silica to stop the flow of water before he jumped [​IMG]
     
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    What's silica? [​IMG]
     
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    He may have survived, but he obviously will still continue living with some sort of intellectual defect.
     
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    Good thing he didn't use silica, he would have been killed when he hit the bedrock. Silica is not a toy.
     
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    dam silica turning up everywhere
     
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    Wonder when we'll find out if this was a suicide attempt or really stupid stunt. Was Johnny Knoxville in the area?
     
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    Looks like David Blaine has already been outdone. Yawn.
     
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    You need primer for Silica, I've always thought all you need is a packet (or should that be a pocket?) of silica.

    Seems to me the Niagara Falls was a stunt and not a suicide as it is reported later that he had a guy on the side filming the whole thing. But he still faces like a $10k fine.

    Jay
     
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    In one of the articles I read, Dave Munday, a two-time barreller, had an interesting theory.

    It's possible that they could have sent a dummy over the falls while the guy waited quietly behind some rocks below. After waiting maybe 10 seconds after the dummy went over, he simply climbed out of the water.

    I'll believe he really went over when I see non-stop footage of the same person going over and then climbing out.

    If it is authentic, though, kudos to him. I'm originally from the area and going over the falls is a recurring nightmare I still have to this day.
     
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    I caught this on my pager overnight. There are plenty more that would do the same if they knew they could live. What a ride it must have been. Anybody have the video or pics?
     
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    look ma, no brains!

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    When he got out, did he hold up a package of Mentos? Cause that would have made it all better
     
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