Evel Knievel
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"Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel" was an American Stunt performer/daredevil, painting/painter, entertainer, and international icon. In his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps List of Evel Knievel career jumps/between 1965 and 1980, and in 1974, a failed jump across Snake River Canyon (Idaho)/Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. He suffered more than 433 bone fractures in his career, thereby earning an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of "most bones broken in a lifetime". Knievel died of pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida, aged 69. In his obituary in British newspaper The Times, Knievel was described as one of the greatest American icons of the 1970s. Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.

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