Erendira Wallenda just showed the world her iron jaw.
Before a global audience on Thursday morning, Wallenda twice dangled by her teeth from a helicopter a few hundred feet above Niagara Falls.
Wallenda bit onto a customized mouthpiece that was attached to the bottom of a black helicopter hovering over the Horseshoe Falls.
A fall from that height would mean certain death, but Wallenda wore a safety tether to comply with New York State labor law.
The helicopter picked up Wallenda at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and carried her into the air where she performed several aerial tricks before she bit down on the mouthpiece, which was attached to a metal loop hooked up to a circular trapeze. The first grip lasted less than 10 seconds; the second about five seconds.
The Airbus E355 Eurocopter took off at about 8:35 a.m. Wallenda was back on the ground less than 20 minutes later.
"A little more windy than I expected," the aerialist said of the stunt.
"I'm actually not hurting," Wallenda said when asked by reporters about her teeth.
The stunt came on the fifth anniversary of the day her husband, Nik, walked on a high wire above Niagara Falls. Her husband was in the helicopter during today's stunt.
"It's comforting to look up and see my husband," she said.
Erendira Wallenda returns from her performance hanging by her teeth helicopter 300 ft over Horseshoe Falls. pic.twitter.com/dFcOXDaPVN
— John Hickey (@jhickeyBN) June 15, 2017
Here's some reaction on Twitter to the stunt:
8 am, im struggling to get out of bed. meanwhile that wallenda girl is hanging over niagara falls by her teeth
— brooke• (@brooke_donnelly) June 15, 2017
This is insane. IN.SANE.
Erendira Wallenda hangs by teeth from chopper over Niagara Falls https://t.co/7K8fPuZHfs
— Marianna (@mgreekchickie) June 15, 2017
— Niagara Falls USA (@NiagaraFallsUSA) June 15, 2017