Evel Knievel


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Evel Knievel

Jocular slang for someone who engages in dangerous stunts. Evel Knievel was an American daredevil known for performing dangerous motorcycle jumps. Hey, Evel Knievel, if I hear about you jumping trash cans on your bike again, you'll be grounded for a month!
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Chris retired in 1997 after a 21-year career inspired by legendary stuntman Evel Knievel.
So, thank heavens for Evel Knievel, the all-American stunt man and pain enthusiast, who was prepared to do it for you.
As well as 14 handguns and two shotguns, Humperdinck, real name Arnold Dorsey, is selling a pool table, a signed Evel Knievel helmet, gold and platinum records and numerous stage outfits.
A TEAM of motorcyclists dressed as stunt riding legend Evel Knievel will be arriving in Swansea today.
STUNTMAN Eddie Braun has jumped the Snake River Canyon in a tribute to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel.
ROCKET man Eddie Braun followed in the flight path of his boyhood idol yesterday, completing the stunt that almost killed Evel Knievel.
The group has already raised PS20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and riders will once again dress up as "Cymru Knievels" in a nod to stuntman Evel Knievel.
BORN EMINEM, | American rapper, 1972 EVEL Knievel, motorbike rider, 1938, above ARTHUR Miller, playwright, 1915 DIED JOEY Bishop, US entertainer, 2007, above JOAN Hickson, British actress, 1998 LEVI Stubbs, US soul singer, 2008
Although it has to be said she loves a challenge in much the same way as Evel Knievel liked to jump over buses - ultimately thrilling but difficult for the rest of the family to cope with.
The latest grant from the Colorado film commission is to an Academy Award-winning director from Denver who's making a movie about Evel Knievel, showing incentives can help homegrown talent.
These included Spider-Man, Evel Knievel, Superman, Batman, The Incredible Hulk, GI Joe, Planet of the Apes and The Six Million Dollar Man.
World's Greatest Daredevils (Five, Thursday, 8pm) * FOR most people, the list of great daredevils probably begins with Harry Houdini and ends with Evel Knievel.
EVEL: THE HIGH FLYING LIFE OF EVEL KNIEVEL: AMERICAN SHOWMAN, DAREDEVIL, AND LEGEND provides a fine new biography of Evel Knievel, a dare-devil stunt man who is best known for successfully pulling off some of the most outrageous and dangerous stunts in the country.
Risk is the only thing that makes us human beings feel truly alive, as Evel Knievel would have told you if he hadn't gone and died.
Evel Knievel set the record in 1975 and held it for 24 years before Blackwell's jump.