Craig "Evel" Knievel (born October 17, 1938 in Butte, Montana) is an American stuntman, best known for his public displays of long distance, high-altitude motorcycle jumping
which often resulted in serious
injuries, particularly during the 1960s. The consummate
salesman, he was able to turn his popularity
into a marketing juggernaut with products ranging from radios to toy action figures. His achievements and failures got him into the Guinness Book of World Records
several times including his record thirty-five broken bones.
2) A term used to describe a guy who just did a rad
stunt, either by accident or on purpose.
This IS the correct spelling
of his name.
1) "Evel Knievel tried to 'jump' over the Snake River Canyon. Motorcycles seemed to have
become too boring, so he used a rocket for this disaster. Apparently he needed
licence before attempting this and hit the chute
as the rocket
cleared the ramp. A dismal failure. Akin
to Geraldo opening Capone's safe!"
2) Max: "Did you see that guy try to jump that bog on his 125cc
Scott: "Oh, yes. How could I miss it. Did he ever find
after swimming to shore?"
Max: "No! Looks like Evel Knievel will have to get daddy to buy him another one!"