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Daredevils Who Lost Their Lives During Insane Stunts

Human beings have been craving adrenaline since the first caveman dared the first lion to "catch me if you can." That's not to say that we all crave danger, but it's so much a part of our DNA that if we don't chase those thrills ourselves, we enjoy watching other people do it. If we didn't, YouTube probably wouldn't exist. But the awful truth about daredevils and their envelope-pushing stunts is that one day, their luck will run out, tragedy will strike, and loved ones will have to pay the...

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    Daredevils Who Lost Their Lives During Insane Stunts

    Daredevils Who Lost Their Lives During Insane Stunts

    Human beings have been craving adrenaline since the first caveman dared the first lion to "catch me if you can." That's not to say that we all crave danger, but it's so much a part of our DNA that if we don't chase those thrills ourselves, we enjoy watching other people do it. If we didn't, YouTube probably wouldn't exist. But the awful truth about daredevils and...

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Evel Knievel

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Evel Knievel

    A self-described mix of "an Elvis Presley and a Liberace...on a motorcycle," Evel Knievel's death-defying stunts brought a level of fame reserved for rockstars in the 1970s. With his signature, star-spangled leather jumpsuits, devil-may-care attitude, and unmistakable swagger, Knievel thrilled millions worldwide and became the role model for a generation of...

    Buster Keaton's Most Insane Stunts

    Buster Keaton's Most Insane Stunts

    Without Buster Keaton, filmmaker, comedian, and stunt man extraordinaire of the silent movie era and beyond, audiences may never have known the stunts of Jackie Chan, notes Mental Floss. Or have had the comedy of Bill Murray. Or the direction of Wes Anderson. Keaton, who was born in 1895 and was performing in his parents' Vaudeville act by age 5...

    The Craziest Stunts And Camera Tricks From Silent Movies

    The Craziest Stunts And Camera Tricks From Silent Movies

    The primitive technology of early 20th century cinema is perhaps easily overlooked — instead of a soundtrack that existed as part of the film, cinema audiences would be treated to live musical accompaniment to the latest releases from movie studios. Movies would arrive at the cinema in reels with no more than a 15-minute run time, before they had...

    Most Insane Driver Stunts Of All Time

    Most Insane Driver Stunts Of All Time

    For most of us, a vehicle is something that gets us from point A to point B — if we're lucky, point C on the weekends. However, not everyone uses their vehicles for such simple tasks. Stunt drivers and daredevils push them to the limit, driving at high speeds and even doing insane things road vehicles weren't meant to do, like flips and flights...

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