Annie Edson Taylor

Went Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

This week, Sam tells us a tale as old as time… or at least as old as the 63-year-old woman who survived a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel!

The schoolteacher recognized that daredevil feats were all the rage, and her work as a schoolteacher at Charm School wasn’t quick paying the bills. She hatched a scheme to deliberately go over the Falls in a barrel—one that she designed herself—on her 63rd Birthday.

Was she successful in getting rich quick? Was there any fallout (ha) from her decision? Check out the episode to hear the full tale of Annie Edson Taylor!