Here’s a fun word …


Maybe it’s someone who has a great sense of fun?


Maybe it’s someone who makes a study of fun? (Now there’s a great job!)

Or maybe it’s someone who thinks their particular skill or hobby is just plain fun?


Irina Tchachina by Deerstop via Wikimedia Commons

I sure hope so, because a funambulist is …

a tightrope walker!

Circus poster for Sells Floto Circus showing tight-rope walker Mlle. Beeson prancing with a parasol.

Not only do funambulists have a sense of fun, they also have nerves of steel. For example, funambulist Jay Cochrane set a world record in 1998 when he walked a distance of 800 feet between the towers of the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, 300 feet above the city known for fun, and he did it … blindfolded.

Get ready to be amazed by this very talented funambulist from Ukraine’s Got Talent:


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    What an amazing tight rope talent. I love watching everyone else watching her. We were all holding our breath!

  2. Karlyne says:

    I thought the definition was going to be: “One who walks a funicular.” Well, I was close…

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