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Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls

Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls

Erendira Wallenda said she was caught off guard by the windy conditions above the cataracts, something her husband had to deal with during his 2012 stunt.

Erendira did so by dangling 300 feet above Niagara Falls by her teeth on Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

Erendira Wallenda - wife of famed high-wire stunt dude Nik Wallenda - proved she's got powerful jaws after dangling by her teeth from a chopper hovering a few hundred feet over Niagara Falls.

"As Erendira's stunt will happen on the five-year anniversary of Nikolas" televised tightrope walk across Niagara, she is quite excited to do the same stunt.

The aerialist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda has successfully hung by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls. She began her act about 8:40 a.m. Erendira was filmed by media outlets from around the globe.




Erendira said she remembers wondering to herself five years ago watching her husband cross the falls what doing something similar would look and feel like.

The daredevil couple insinuated they could perform a duo stunt together in a few years. While she didn't need it, a fall from that height would nearly certainly mean death. That record she broke by the way was the record her husband set back in 2011. Nik was 3-years-old and Erendira was 3-months-old.

The $120,000 stunt was jointly sponsored by the city of Niagara Falls, the Niagara County Legislature and the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.

"It must have been such a rush for her to be up there", said Melissa Babiarz, from Buffalo. She was expected to hang from her ankles first during the stunt, but made a decision to start with her teeth.

"Something extremely unique to anywhere around the world and for the first one to be right here in Niagara Falls", he said. "That's wonderful. That's awesome, '" he said.


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