Not many know that back in 1954, the popular Niagara Falls collapsed. Watch the entire thing in the video below!
Whenever someone mentions waterfalls, we cannot help but think of the Niagara falls first! Yet, how much do you know about this miracle of nature?
Niagara Falls is one of the largest and most famous waterfalls in the world, located at the southern end of Niagara Gorge.
This geological wonder consists of three waterfalls, the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls, which split the international border between the United States of America and Canada.
Each of these waterfalls is magnificent and unique in its own way, so they are one of the top vacation destinations in the world for more than two centuries!
However, you might be surprised to learn that they have collapsed in 1964!
Back then, those in charge of the falls noticed the formation of cracks in the earth and knew that they were about to witness a catastrophe.
In an instant, rocks, debris, and tons of dirt fell from the face of the falls and down into the river below! The entire thing was captures on film, and you can watch it below!
This is the description of the event by British MovieTone:
“When the first tell-tale cracks appeared in the rock at the side of Niagara Falls, MovieTone cameramen kept a round-the-clock vigil. Their patience was rewarded by sensational pictures as 185,000 tons of rock crashed down to the bottom of the Falls.”
Here is a detailed explanation: