Aerialist hangs by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls

However, that concept has been talked about ever since Wallenda's televised tight rope walk, and half a decade later it remains - at least publicly - nothing more than conceptual.

She then hung upside down with her feet on the hoop before repeating the mouth hang again.

In accordance with New York State labor laws, Wallenda was attached to harness during the routine. And if just being up that high wasn't enough of a thrill, she used the strength of her teeth to hang on, 50 feet above her husband's record. Now, his wife, Erendira, has her own record at the waterfalls.

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"I wanted to stop and go a little bit closer to the audience that I had because that's what makes you feel alive, you see people smile at you and you're hopefully inspiring other people".

Wallenda had spent the past 15 minutes or so in the air, swaying in the wind on a lyra, the alloy hoop tied to the helicopter, as she performed her aerialist spectacle. Legislators and the Wallendas said the payoff would come later, with the spread of photos and video from the stunt. She says it all started when she was two-years-old and began training.

Spectators watch as Erendira Wallenda performs a series of acrobatic maneuvers.

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"Our dentist is a very understanding person", her husband added.

Both Nik and Erendira were presented with proclamations from Niagara County. When Erendira turned 18, they married.

"That was way more windy than I thought it was going to be", said Erendira after the performance. Legislators thanked the couple for bringing such unique talent and world-renowned acts to Niagara Falls.

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They spoke of their fascination with Niagara Falls and their long-held hope that one day, the family will find a way to build a permanent performance center on site. "Well, why don't you allow me to do it 300 feet above the falls?" "That's wonderful. That's awesome, '" he said.

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