I am not a news reporter, so why exactly am I writing about this dangerous feat of daring? I'll be honest. It is because I learned a new word in one of the accounts I read about it. (I know it doesn't take much to charge me up.)
Funambulist = a tightrope walker
So technically Nik is a seventh generation funambulist.
According to the reports, Nik walked over the water on a two inch line from the United States to Canada. I didn't even think of this until I learned it in the article, but even a celebrity like Wallenda must think of his travel details. He carried his passport in a protected pocket of his outfit, and was required to immediately present it to the authorities at the end of the stunt.
|Nik Wallenda, a true daredevil|
|I think you can see the tether behind him, if you look closely.|
Me? I'm gonna stay low to the ground. I can hurt myself down here just fine, thank you very much.