OK, we wrap up Daredevil Week with a really good example. The picture above is of Annie Taylor on her 63rd birthday. She is about to become the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a Barrel and live. Annie was concerned about her financial situation, and did not want to end her life in poverty, so decided to do this stunt in order to generate wealth for her golden years. The funny thing is that she had been a teacher, and had never done publicity stunts like this. She did survive the stunt, but unfortunately while people found it interesting, she was not able to mount a speaking tour, or otherwise financially gain from her stunt. She died at the ripe old age 82, penniless.