Annie Taylor

Annie Taylor may be one of my favorite stories of all time. At the height of the Niagra Falls craze, Annie decided to be the first person to go over the falls in a barrel. 

People had been taking the smaller rapids from the inside of barrels, but no one - man or woman - had ever done it over the falls themselves. 

So in a customized wooden barrel, Annie took the plunge on October 24, 1901 - her 63rd birthday.

Can you imagine?.... 

I want to be her when I grow up.

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