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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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Senior Inspector Knievel Salem of the Pualas police said suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits reportedly led by Masood Dagar and his siblings Moomin, Ola and Momong perpetrated the ambushes.
So, thank heavens for Evel Knievel, the all-American stunt man and pain enthusiast, who was prepared to do it for you.
A TEAM of motorcyclists dressed as stunt riding legend Evel Knievel will be arriving in Swansea today.
ROCKET man Eddie Braun followed in the flight path of his boyhood idol yesterday, completing the stunt that almost killed Evel Knievel.
STUNTMAN Eddie Braun has jumped the Snake River Canyon in a tribute to his boyhood idol, 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.
In Being Evel, an engaging new documentary, director Daniel Junge supplements a wealth of archival and press footage with recollections from spouses, kin, and business associates--including promoter Sheldon Saltman, whose 1977 memoir of touring with Knievel prompted the incensed stuntman to attack him with a baseball bat.
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.
IT'S among the most infamous failed stunts of all time, one which left world-renowned US daredevil Evel Knievel with a broken nose and an even bigger bruised ego during the height of his fame in 1974.
You take control of a hillbilly whose role model is American stunt icon Evel Knievel as you take on increasingly lifeendangering jumps and tricks.
Tomorrow The Broken Broadcast, James Auger and the Natives, the Alistair Sheering Band and the Knievel Dead - Green Room, Stockton PS4; The Panoramic and Mondays Company - Empire, Middlesbrough PS4.
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.
Evil Knievel was of course our hero, as he was for everyone of a certain age.
From the moment I opened to the table of contents and read chapter titles like "Dirt Clods and Bathtubs," "Evil Beam Knievel," and "Ninja Backflips," to the last word on page 57, I had a hard time reading the words through the tears Beam's brand of humorous storytelling brought to my eyes.