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So That Guy Really Ended Up Doing That Thing Where He Fell from Space

via BuzzFeed

Remember all that talk about this guy, Felix Baumgartner, who was teaming up with — of all companies — Red Bull to attempt a sky-dive from the edge of the stratosphere? Well, yesterday morning he actually did it.

Nik Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas to Walk High Wire Over Baltimore Harbor


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is bringing world-famous Nik Wallenda tomorrow May 9 to Baltimore’s Light Street Pavilion in the Inner Harbor for an unbelievable feat as part of the company’s official announcement for its new complex. Wallenda will walk a high wire from the new Ripley’s Odditorium out over the water to a platform moored in the harbor. Wallenda will cover nearly 300 feet, all on a wire and all without a net or any safety device. Nik’s walk will start promptly at 5:15 p.m.

Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda family, famous for its high wire acts. His great-grandfather Karl Wallenda wire-walked over the Baltimore harbor in 1973. Nik’s Baltimore walk will be a build-up to his history-making walk across Niagara Falls in June. He will leave Baltimore directly for Niagara Falls, where he will begin extensive training.

The event is free and open to the public.