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Blondin

Charles, real name Jean-François Gravelet. 1824--97, French acrobat and tightrope walker; best known for walking a tightrope across Niagara Falls (1859)
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The Blondin Restaurant is based at the Penrhyn Quarry Zip World, and diners can sit on the outdoor terrace with views across the famous slate mine, with the fastest zip wire in the world running just metres overhead.
Sean Taylor of Zip World said: "North Wales is now a dining destination and The Blondin will be a great addition to the landscape.
The Blondin Restaurant is at the heart of the new three-floor Adventure Terminal building developed by Zip World.
He crossed at night, he crossed in shackles, he crossed carrying a table and chair, he crossed blindfold, he ate cake and sipped champagne on the rope, In his most famous exploit, Blondin strapped an oven to his back, removed it halfway across and whipped up an omelette.
Blondin moves into the position after a year as the deputy commander of the RCAF.
A ban had been imposed on tightrope walking over Niagara Falls since the Great Blondin took his last walk.
1897: French tightrope-walker Charles Blondin died, aged 75.
Born in 1824, he was the son of a veteran of the Grande Armee who was nicknamed 'Blondin' for his fair hair.
Nicky Henderson (below) and Barry Geraghty have an impressive record this season with 22 winners from 74 runners and at Newbury today they team up with Sir Jimmy Shand (12.30), Higgy's Boy (1.00), Dave's Dream (2.10), Shouldhavehadthat (3.15) and Silver Blondin (3.50)
Mark Blondin, president of Machinists District Lodge 751, told union workers that about 80% of the votes had approved the new three-year agreement, according to ABC News.
Glenn Blondin, MTMC Security Escort Vehicle Program Manager.
Blondin of North Carolina State University in Raleigh and Peter Lundqvist of the Stockholm Observatory in Sweden now come to a different conclusion.