Saturday, December 1, 2007

Evel Knievel Dead at 69

Evel Knievel died last night at the age of 69.

From a yahoo news article:

Immortalized in the Washington's Smithsonian Institution as "America's Legendary Daredevil," Knievel was best known for a failed 1974 attempt to jump Snake River Canyon on a rocket-powered cycle and a spectacular crash at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. He suffered nearly 40 broken bones before he retired in 1980.

Here he is jumping the fountains at Caesar's Palace. He was in a coma for a month after:

And here is the (attempted) jump over Snake River Canyon while in a rocket:

How did he make it to 69!?

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