Inventor plans to jump off Niagara Falls in 'tsunami survival' ball2/22/2013
People have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels, and now a British-born inventor is planning to hurl himself over the waterfall in his "tsunami survival" capsule. Julian Sharpe, a Seattle-based aerospace engineer, says he'll make the jump to prove his aluminum capsule will protect users from natural disasters like tidal waves, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake and super storms. “We can tell people how strong it is, but until we have proved that it has saved a life they might not believe what we say,” he said recently. Sharpe predicts the impact from the 167-foot fall will feel like being rear-ended by a car at 20 mph. He hopes to sell the six-person capsule for $1,000-$5,000. And we hope he survives to do so. [Source]
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