I’ll believe that when fish fly! Fish travel down the Falls—and about 90% of them survive thanks to the foamy cushion on the way down.
Welcome to Niagara—ice? Back in the 1800’s Niagara Falls was so frozen that only a small trickle of water made it out.
Fast Falls! About 28 million liters of water travel down Niagara Falls every second.
Brave barrelers: The first person to ever go over the Falls was a courageous 63-year-old teacher (Annie Edson Taylor). She traveled down the Falls in a barrel.
Ahhhhh: About 20% of the drinking water in the United States goes through and over Niagara Falls. Yup, you have most likely quenched your thirst with water from the Falls.
Ahoy, mate! Parts of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed at Niagara Falls. Superman and Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe were also filmed at the Falls.
The clock is ticking for the Falls. At the current rate of erosion, scientists believe that Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50,000 years. Luckily, you still have plenty of time to see them!
Glacier glory: Niagara Falls was created by glacier activity around 10,000 years ago.
Don’t look down! The first tightrope walker to cross the Niagara Falls did so in 1859.
The power of three: Niagara Falls is made up of 3 waterfalls: the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The 3 waterfalls combine to produce the highest flow rate of any waterfall on earth.