niagara falls

This just in -- an American man believed to be between 35 and 40 years old was rescued from the frigid waters below Niagara Falls at 2:15 pm today. And he was naked. The man allegedly took the plunge into Horseshoe Falls without any kind of protection, which makes him only the second person to do so and live. Josh and I did a podcast on this very topic about three weeks ago and got a lot of good listener mail regarding the topic. He remains unidentified for the time being, but I'll be updating the post as more details become available. It looks like he went over on his own accord and while he was pulled from the water without clothes on, he was allegedly wearing them when he went in.

Since 1901, about 16 adventurous souls have gone over the falls in search of fame, usually in a barrel or sphere. Tune in as our resident experts take a look at the history of Niagara Falls in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.