Does anyone else remember reading, in grade school, about the mythical Charles Blondin, a.k.a. The Great Blondin, cooking an omelette while perched atop a tightrope strung across Niagara Falls? It’s something that’s remained lodged in my brain. Well, now comes news that, after the obligatory regulatory hand-wringing—de rigueur in our timorous age—the stunt can be attempted again, for the first time in over a century. WOW.