daredevil buggs

niagbug falls

I just want to know how much alcohol was involved in the planning of this stunt, because seriously. Who in their right mind goes “I will cram my body into a round wooden coffin and hurl myself over a gigantic waterfall!” No one, that’s who.


Mr Bugg stands on the shore, arms waving and his mouth a huge O of horror. Mrs Bugg, only her bow visible, is in an antennae’d barrel that has just gone over a waterfall.

The text reads: “Bugtober 24, 1901: Annie Buggson Taylor becomes the first bugg to go over Niagbug Falls in a barrel.”