Acrobat over real-life, rush-hour bridge traffic

Wacky Web Week

On any given day in New York City, looking up gives you plenty to see. When aerialist Seanna Sharpe climbed the Williamsburg Bridge, anchored her silk swing from upper beams, and performed her routine, onlookers paid particular attention.

And so did the police. They were waiting for her when she came down from the heights, and she spent a night in jail. And yet, in a world overflowing with deadly serious consequences — kidnappings, famine, war — it might be proportionate justice that for her dangerous behavior, the acrobat was sentenced to five free performances for children. Click below or go to the original YouTube video.

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