This 37 year old French Canadian originally from Quebec, but living in Naigara Falls, New York, went over the Falls in a big, rubber ball. Jean was a machinist and designed it himself. This 6 ft. (1.8 m) ball was constructed around 2 steel frame pieces, was lined with rubber inner tubes filled with air, and weighed over 1,000 lbs. (454 kg).Jean Lussier attempted his feat on July 4, or Independence Day in the U.S., and survived the plunge unscathed. He did some touring with his rubber ball and showed a reel to reel movie. He also talked to tourists at Niagara Falls and sold pieces of the inner tubes at 50 cents each.