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Paul Naim Berg
Paul Berg is an American biochemist and professor emeritus and he won the Nobel Prize.
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French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope30.6.1859

Wikipedia (03 Jun 2013, 11:29)

Charles Blondin especially owed his celebrity and fortune to his idea of crossing the Niagara Gorge (located on the American-Canadian border) on a tightrope, 1,100 ft (340 m) long, 3.25 in (8.3 cm) in diameter and 160 ft (49 m) above the water, near the location of the current Rainbow Bridge. This he did on 30 June 1859, and a number of times thereafter, always with different theatrical variations: blindfolded, in a sack, trundling a wheelbarrow, on stilts, carrying a man (his manager, Harry Colcord) on his back, sitting down midway while he cooked and ate an omelet and standing on a chair with only one chair leg on the rope.

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