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10 Interesting Niagara Falls Facts

Thursday, August 11th 2011. | Nature

Niagara is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, although Niagara is not the greatest waterfall in the world. The greatest waterfall in the world is a waterfall Victoria in Africa. However, the most popular waterfall in the world is Niagara. It is 10 interesting Niagara Falls facts.

1. Niagara Falls is an object of the most visited attractions in Toronto.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

2. Niagara Falls formed at the end of the ice age, 12,000 years ago, and has eroded the 1 m (3 ft) per year over a distance of 11 kilometers (7 miles) to the current location.

3. The first person to go to Niagara Falls in a barrel was Annie Taylor, a 63-year-old teacher in 1901 and survived.

4. Jesse Sharpe, 28-year-old from Tennessee, went to Niagara Falls with a kayak on June 5, 1990. Robert Overacker, 39-year-old from California, using jet skis to go to Niagara Falls on October 1, 1995. None of them survived.

5. On October 20, 2003, Kirk Jones, 40-year man from Michigan accidentally went to Niagara Falls without any protection and survived. He swam at the bottom of the waterfall.

6. More than four million KW of electricity per hour generated by the Niagara River.

7. During the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain, more than 80% where the fighting took place along the Niagara River, and the river is witness to the events of the war.

Beautiful Niagara Falls

Beautiful Niagara Falls

8. On December 24, 1814, the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent, called the Peace of Christmas. The treaty is a treaty of peace.

9. Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario homes for Parliament. The first anti-slavery law passed in this place in 1793.

10. The first railway bridge in the world founded on the Niagara River in 1848.



Niagara has become a favorite tourist destination in Toronto, this place is visited by thousands of people each month who come from all over the world. Some of the above facts are facts about Niagara Falls.

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