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Happy birthday Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit, the amazing daredevil and high-wire artist was born today in 1949. He is most famous for walking and dancing on a wire between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Although he is most famous for being a high-wire artist, he started out as a juggler. As he liked to say: “When I see three oranges, I juggle; when I see two towers, I walk.”

His stunts show how far one can go with enough determination, training, and daring.