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The Tragic Real-life Story Of Evel Knievel

A self-described mix of "an Elvis Presely 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 kids who crashed their bikes and skinned their knees on homemade ramps and suburban streets across America.

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    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Evel Knievel

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Evel Knievel

    A self-described mix of "an Elvis Presely 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 kids who crashed their bikes and skinned their knees on homemade ramps and suburban streets across America.

    The truth behind Evel Knievel's final jump

    The truth behind Evel Knievel's final jump

    Robert Craig Knievel, better known by his rocket-propelled motorcycle of a pseudonym, Evel Knievel, is known for many accomplishments. Sure, generally he's remembered as the guy who liked to climb onto things and then make them go over other things, but he had other gifts too. He was, for example, perhaps the last word in taking a goofy last name and using a fun rhyme to turn that frown upside down. Not everyone can do that. Nobody would watch a Marvel movie starring Lumberbatch Cumberbatch.

    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.

    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 their envelope-pushing stunts is that one day, their luck will run out, tragedy will strike, and loved ones will have to pay the price. Here are a few notorious examples of stunts that went horribly wrong.

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