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Modern-Day Adventurers


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Tight-rope walker Nik Wallenda will walk across the Orlando Eye this month. Photo: Nik Wallenda

Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is planning to walk along the Orlando Eye while it spins. His 400-foot high stroll will set a Guinness world record as spectators look on from below.

PNC Vice President Greg Simmons took time out from the boardroom to climb 19,000 feet to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

University of Central Florida Creative Writing Professor Pat Rushin’s book ‘The Call’ was made into the feature film ‘The Zero Theorem’ – The main character in the book searches for meaning in a meaningless world.

What drives people to seek out the extraordinary? 90.7’s Matthew Peddie talks with modern-day adventurers- both literal and literary.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »

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