Smith­so­nian.com falls hard for our wa­ter­falls

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Hamilton’s wa­ter­falls are mak­ing a splash south of the bor­der.

Smith­so­nian Mag­a­zine through Smith­so­nian.com posted a story Tues­day pro­claim­ing that “Just 50 miles from Ni­a­gara Falls Lies the True Wa­ter­fall Cap­i­tal of the World.” That’s us, Hamilton. Ap­par­ently, some of our wa­ter­falls “look like they be­long in the Ama­zon” — and that ol’ Ni­a­gara Falls “has noth­ing on Hamilton, a Cana­dian city with more than 150 wa­ter­falls.”

The ar­ti­cle by Brooklyn-based jour­nal­ist Jen­nifer Nalewicki, says the 156 wa­ter­falls within Hamilton’s city lim­its are the most recorded by any city in the world.

“And while no sin­gle wa­ter­fall comes close to the sheer size of Ni­a­gara Falls … the col­lec­tion of (Hamilton) wa­ter­falls makes up for it in sheer quan­tity and va­ri­ety,” she writes.

By Tues­day evening, the ar­ti­cle had 381 Face­book shares.

The Smith­so­nian story also be­came a fun Mo­ments piece on Twit­ter shortly af­ter it ap­peared.

Twit­ter ex­plains that “Mo­ments are cu­rated sto­ries show­cas­ing the very best of what’s hap­pen­ing on Twit­ter. Our Mo­ments guide is cus­tom­ized to show you cur­rent top­ics that are pop­u­lar or rel­e­vant, so you can dis­cover what is un­fold­ing on Twit­ter in an in­stant.”

A num­ber of ear­lier tweets about Hamilton’s wa­ter­falls are at­tached to this Mo­ments piece.

Those tweets in­cluded glow­ing com­ments and posted spec­tac­u­lar pho­tos of the var­i­ous pic­turesque falls.

“Al­bion Falls at Hamilton, On­tario is sim­ply breath­tak­ing. Wa­ter­falls is worth the trip!”, tweeted @Jen­nifer­Nhieu.

“I never knew these ex­isted!!,” tweeted @NatashaSharma17. “Did you know #Hamilton #On­tario has a zil­lion wa­ter­falls? Go now!”

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