Do you know what’s even weirder than falling 110 feet down in a barrel? Falling 110 down in another “protective” contraption, which is what countless people have done over time. There’s just something about Niagara Falls that makes people want to live out their daredevil fantasies.
Since the 1800s, people have locked themselves in random contraptions, including a metal vessel, and gone down the falls. Some have even jumped in without a suit or armor! What’s weird is that many of them survived the impact and jagged rocks below. To this very day, you’ll probably find at least one person every year who tries to jump into the flowing river.