“With no protective covering and facing a roughly 188-foot drop into a roiling pool of water filled with large rocks, history suggested the man’s survival was unlikely. Scores have died taking the plunge either by accident or, in most cases, intentionally.” WaPo: A man was swept over the largest waterfall at Niagara Falls, police say. He survived.

+ India lifted 271 million people out of poverty in 10 years.

+ Scientists have come up with what they say is a way to spot bridges at risk of collapsing that other methods might miss — and none too soon.

+ This Cornhole highlight is legitimately thrilling (at least by cornhole standards…)

+ “Plenty of people, even when they are at their fastest, never come close to running 400 meters in less than a minute. Allie has been breaking one minute since he was a child. Now, he beats his competitors — the other fastest men in the world who are his age — by 30 or 40 meters.” NYT: The World’s Fastest (Old) Man.

+ University of Texas-Austin Promises Free Tuition For Low-Income Students In 2020.

+ SF Chronicle: Giants announcer Mike Krukow leans on his service dog, Patriot, for support. (Krukow is a gift.)

+ When Natural Disasters Strike, Operation BBQ Swoops In With Relief — And Ribs.

+ “If you venture too far out of your depth it helps to have an Olympic swimmer nearby.”

+ And one last look at the Women’s Soccer ticker tape parade.