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Is This Guy Crazy or What? Nik Wallenda’s Record-Breaking Wire Walk (Video)

The Wallenda family has been performing daring wire walking feats for many decades.


They are probably the best known wire walkers in the world.

But it hasn’t all been highs (pardon the pun). In 1978, the patriarch of the family fell to his death at the age of 73 during a wire walk in Puerto Rico. Nik now carries on the tradition.

Well, Nik Wallenda just completed two incredible walks between Chicago’s Marina City towers with no safety tethers or nets.

Nik’s second wire walk set a new world record for the highest wire walk performed blindfolded.

Congrat’s to Nik, but I’m really glad it was him and not me.

John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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