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Box of Rattlesnakes

From today's New York Times obituary of Evel Knievel, "When he was 27, he became co-owner of a motorcycle shop in Moses Lake, Wash. To attract customers, he announced he would jump his motorcycle 40 feet over parked cars and a box of rattlesnakes and continue on past a mountain lion tethered at the other end. Before 1,000 people, he did the stunt as promised but failed to fly far enough; his bike came down on the rattlesnakes." See also Animals.


Added by Tyler on December 1, 2007 | You Like This |


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I'm still trying to get the picture of his attempt at jumping the Grand Canyon out of my mind... Totally funny, and one of the most hyped stunts in history. I met him once, typical cowboy-psycho/sociopath. Creepy.

Jeff on March 7, 2008

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