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Evel Knievel

Masks of Sexism: Trick-or-Treating From Fairy Princess to Miss Behaved

Sarah Key | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Key

What makes girls (and women) retreat from our superpowers to damsels in distress? When we reach for a mask, why is it so often one of prettiness and not power?

When Bruises, Bumps And Bandages Were Badges Of Honor

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.10.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Bruises, bumps and bandages were like badges of honor, and I couldn't wait to display mine on my trusty Schwinn Sting-Ray.

Why Evel Knievel Is Still My Hero

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I can't remember the first time I saw him jump, or whether he was successful or not. He became my hero, however, when I saw the footage from his attempt at jumping the fountains at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. It was a horrific crash, and as his body tumbled, it was obvious he had broken his legs. They just weren't supposed to bend like that.

The Sports Figure Who Became My Absolute Obsession

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

The thing saw on Wide World of Sports became an absolute obsession: Evel Knievel. He made such a strong impact on me, that it would be an injustice to give him such brief attention. He will be the focus of an upcoming post. I can sum it up this way: some called him courageous, some called him an idiot; all questioned his sanity. I called him hero.

See The Resemblance?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.11.2012 | Entertainment

Channing Tatum is showing no signs of slowing down ... a trait that should come in handy for his next film. According to THR, 2012's busiest leading m...

Best Worst Brands of the Week Nov 23-30

Alona Elkayam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Thanksgiving is met with fear every year, especially for those of us who have to face the recurring nudges of a Jewish family like "move your hair away from your face" or "you're not eating enough in New York."

Robbie Knievel, Evel's Son, To Attempt Double-Decker Bus Stunt

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Robbie Knievel, 47, will try to jump over 16 buses at Wembley, west London, in May - riding a classic Harley Davidson XR-750 machine. Evel Knievel ...

The World Needs Some EcoDaredevils

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Back in the 1970s, many of us idolized Evel Knievel. He was a rock star, sports hero and folk legend in one. He was both a daredevil and a cool char...

Evel Knievel's FBI's File Reveals Possible Crime Syndicate Connections

AP | SARAH LARIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MIAMI — Evel Knievel never denied his scrapes with the law _ the late motorcycle daredevil often reveled in them. But even he objected to a 1970...

Johnny Knoxville On Stunt Mishap: "I Almost Lost My Own Balls"

Jackassworld.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Knoxville, the ringleader of MTV's "Jackass" crew, is used to risky stunts. But, it seems one backfired on him, as he posted the following mess...

Evel Knievel Dies At 69

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Evel Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an internatio...