Bobby Leach Survived A Ride Down Niagara Falls, But Died Slipping on an Orange Peel
Since 1850, more than 5,000 people have died going over Niagara falls- either due to suicide, a misguided sense of adventure, or a publicity stunt. So when people like Bobby Leach went over Niagara Falls and survive, they definitely make it into the history books. Bobby Leach went over the falls in 1911, inside of a barrel that he built for the journey. When he emerged from the fall, he was bruised and bleeding, but otherwise perfectly fine. Ironically, a few years later, he slipped over an orange peel and injured his leg. The leg became infected, and it required amputation. But something went wrong with the infection, so he died just a few days after the surgery.