10 Amazing Unknown Facts About Niagara Fall

More than 12000 years ago, Niagara Falls was formed and became one of the most explorer destinations in the world. They are comprised of three Waterfalls, namely the smallest one the Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls & the largest one the Horseshoe Falls.

The first eyewitness painting of the Falls was painted with watercolor by Captain Thomas Davies, a British Army officer in 1762.

On 29 March 1848, Falls stopped for about 40 hours due to an ice jam by freeze-up of the river.

It is said that in 1912, American Falls was completely frozen but only two, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls kept flowing.

Niagara is the largest electricity producer for the New York state with a generating capacity of 2.4 GW by diverting about 1,420 cubic meters of water to the Lewiston and Robert Moses power plants.

The Whirlpool Rapids Bridge is the oldest bridge over the Niagara River which connects Ontario in Canada & New York in the USA.

The first unharmed person to go over the falls in a barrel as a publicity stunt was 63-year-old Michigan school teacher Annie Edson Taylor.

Maid of the Mist boat cruise is the best and oldest tourist attraction at Niagara Falls which carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846. It was named after an ancient Ongiara Indian mythical character.

The most powerful waterfall in North America by flow rate is Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara fall is one of the favorite destinations for shooting beautiful scenes in Hollywood movies. Some popular movies are Niagara (1953), Superman II (1980), Canadian Bacon (1995), Bruce Almighty (2003), WALL-E (2008), Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) & Marshall (2016).

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