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For 23 minutes last night, Nik Wallenda's skywalk across the Grand Canyon was the most active topic on Twitter as people tuned into witness the impossible.
Thanks to Quinn & Cantara's interview with Nik on PYX 106, Thursday (6/20) before his walk, I had a heads-up as to who this guy is and what he was attempting to accomplish. It was only during some channel surfing before Mad Men, did I connect, Skywire with Nik's latest stunt.
I'll admit I half watched, half tweeted the entire twenty minutes. It's pretty cool when you're watching a BIG TV event like that to see how fast it's a trending topic on twitter. And how quickly it "burns out" to be replaced but whatever else catches our attention.
That's where I'm torn about Nik's walk. Will it be like most "amazing" feats of our time, captivating our attention for a precious few minutes, thrilling us with it's conclusion? Or was Nik's skywalk across the Grand Canyon something we will tell our grand-children about when they're studying landmarks in social studies?
I think the answer lies in this question: what do you know about Harry Houdini?