Category Archives: Stunts

Wallenda to Walk over Inner Harbor

Descendant of famed tightrope walkers to launch Ripley’s ‘odditorium’ By Jean Marbella, (The Baltimore Sun 5/1/2012) Karl Wallenda tightrope walks 60 feet above the harbor, 1973. Believe it or not, a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallenda family plans to … Continue reading

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Cloris Wears, Frozen in 3500 lbs. of Ice, 1939

“On 8/8/39, at Bay Shore Amusement Park, Cloris Wears was frozen in 3500 lbs of ice for 17 minutes, as part of the festivities for a Walkathon. (Afterwards, she spent more than 125 minutes in the restroom.)” —North Point State … Continue reading

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Baltimore Balloon Aeronaut’s Deadly Final Performance (1905)

By George Gipe (The Baltimore Sun, 10/14/1973) An Afternoon’s Diversion in the Good Old Days John August, balloon acrobat, gives a memorable final performance Sunday, September 9, 1905: A half mile above the row houses of East Baltimore, 25-year-old John … Continue reading

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