Headline Of The Day: SKYWALKERS IN KOREA CROSS HAN SOLO

Irving Thespius wirewalking Niagara Falls (from Eagle Picture Library #7, "Public Enemy No.1")Courtesy of AP via the Washington Post:

SEOUL, South Korea — They came from all over the world, poles in hand, and feet ready to inch more than half a mile across a high wire strung over the Han River in a spine-tingling battle of balance, speed and high anxiety.

As part of its annual city festival, the South Korean capital staged Thursday what was billed as the world’s first high-wire championship, drawing 18 contestants from nine countries for three days of supreme feats of concentration.

Each acrobat must navigate the 1.2-inch-thick wire that spans the river, with the top prize of $15,000 going to the person crossing it fastest.

…Organizers in Seoul said stringing the wire across the Han made it the longest-ever such high wire, meaning anyone making it across will break the record for distance.

(Tip o’ the titfer: percyprune)

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