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When Nik Wallenda walks a high wire across Niagara Falls, continues a family tradition that dates back centuries.

“People say I’m insane all the time, but they don’t understand that this is something I’ve done since I was 2. It’s just in my blood,” he said.

Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the Great Wallendas, a travelling family circus troupe. He traces his family’s performance history back to 1780s Europe, during the era of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

His ancestors made up a traveling circus of acrobats, aerialists, animal trainers, clowns and jugglers. By the late 1800s, the family became known for its flying trapeze stunts.