R.I.P. Evel Knievel

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  1. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    The greatest daredevil in history passed away yesterday at the age of 69. Evel will be missed.
     
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  2. GS

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    Over the years, he broke 40 bones in his body, yet, during his big Canyon jump, people still question if his chute opened early on purpose.
     
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    wow, really? does robbie, evel's son still do motorcycle jumps?
     
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    A not so parallel universe...
    I was a huge Evel fan as a kid - did the jumps on my bike, had the toys... even had the lunchbox.
    In adulthood, I saw that Even as a human being was pretty much a horse's ass and a hypocrite... albeit in a lovable way.

    I've always wondered why he didn't try the canyon jump again - seeing as a technical malfunction was given as a reason for the jump's failure.

    Evel supposedly got the nickname while in jail with a guy named Knaufel. The deputy at the jail apparently said to someone "We've got two guys in the pen - Evel Knievel and Awful Knaufel."

    But that was probably just another of Evel's many lies.

    One of the causes of his death was the Hepatitis C he allegedly contracted during one of his many blood transfusions.

    One can legitimately say of him that he was "often imitated, but never duplicated".
    We'll never see anyone like him again.
     
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