Date: Tue Aug 29 00:31:20 EDT 1995
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--funambulism
fu.nam.bu.lism n [L funambulus ropewalker, fr. funis rope + ambulare to
walk] (1824) 1: tightrope walking 2: a show esp. of mental agility --
fu.nam.bu.list n

Imagine the courage it took to walk across Niagara Falls
on a tight rope.
"The most famous daredevil was the Frenchman Jean Francois Gravelot (known as The Great Blondin) who crossed the Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1859 and lived to tell the tale."