Frozen Niagara Falls are nothing short of spectacular

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Sitting athwart the U.S.-Canada border, Niagara Falls (the collective name for Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls) dump an average of 4 million cubic feet of water over a 167-foot drop every minute

Combined, the falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall worldwide, making them not only spectacular tourist destinations but critical sources of hydroelectric power.

Winters in upstate New York and Ontario can be bitterly cold, and significant portions of the surface of the falls have frozen more than once

While water still flows beneath the surface, the ice has sometimes been thick and stable enough for brave souls to venture out and walk along the precipice. In 1912, three people were killed when the section of ice they were walking across broke free and plunged over the falls. Read more…

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Tesla Stock Falls as Model S Sales Miss Highest Estimate

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Tesla beat analysts’ projections for its first quarter, but shares in the company fell more than 8% in after-hours trading after the company’s Model S sales didn’t hit analysts’ highest estimate.

Tesla reported sales of 6,457 cars for the quarter, which was below the top estimate of 6,600. Tesla had predicted it would sell 6,400 in the quarter, but many analysts assumed the company was lowballing its estimate

The 8% drop may also have come after investors digested CEO and Founder Elon Musk’s statement that the company will be “slightly free cash flow negative in 2014.” The drop comes after the company’s stock price rose 269% over the past year Read more…

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