The magnificent Niagara Falls draws more than 30 million visitors a year. Breathtaking romantic views and sheer grandness of magnitude lures couples and people of all ages to explore the falls. There are many fun activities, water outings, boat tours to keep the tourists interested.
If you ask what is so interesting about Niagara Falls? There is much more to this. Read along to know some crazy facts about Niagara Falls.
Discover the Most Interesting Facts about Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations and still it hasn’t lost its charm.
1. How Many Waterfalls Is the Niagara Falls Made Of?
- A. 1
- B. 2
- C. 3
- D. 4
Niagara Falls is made up of 3 waterfalls, the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the larger Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three waterfalls and the Bridal Veil Falls the smallest.
All 3 waterfalls combine to produce the highest flow rate of any waterfall on earth.
Four of the five Great Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie flow into Niagara Falls. These Great Lakes make up almost one-fifth of the freshwater supply all around the world.
In 1859, Charles Blondin was the first tightrope walker to cross the Niagara Falls.
The first person to go over Niagara Falls was a 63-year-old lady teacher in 1901. She traveled in a custom made barrel, and later many followed her and crossed the fall.
Around 10000 years ago the Niagara Falls was created by glacier activity. The large torrents of melting ice were released into the Niagara Falls at the end of the Ice Age.
Roughly 90 percent of the fishes that fall down the Niagara Falls survive because of their ability to flow with the water current.
Few scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean movie were filmed at Niagara Falls.
Water that flows down the Niagara Falls in a second can be used by a household for seven years. It is said that more than 700,000 gallons of water pour over the falls in a second.
Scientists believe that the Niagara Falls will be fully eroded in 50,000 years.