Evel Kneivel made his living dressing up in late period Elvis satin and jumping over as many buses as possible on a motorbike. In 1974 he attempted to jump Snake River Canyon, in what he called a Skybike. This was, in fact a large, rocket powered, bomb. He survived when his parachute opened prematurely.When Evel Knievel died last year, the Onion ran the famous headline: Evel Knievels Rocket-Coffin Launched Over 17 School Buses Into Grave. RIP Evel.
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