Once airplanes took to the sky, they provided another platform for daredevils. Wing walkers became popular by performing breathtaking stunts like walking from one plane to another while in mid-air. Sadly, many died performing such dangerous feats.
Perhaps the most well-known daredevil is motorcyclist Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel, whose sensational motorcycle jumps – and spectacular crashes – made him famous. His most anticipated jump took place over the fountain at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas – a distance of 151 feet. Knievel made it over the fountain but landed badly and flew from his motorcycle, resulting in a 29-day hospital stay.
Frenchman Alain Robert is better known as the “Spiderman” for his distinctive ability to climb skyscrapers using only his bare hands. Using no safety equipment or climbing tools, Robert has climbed more than 70 of the world’s tallest buildings, many with smooth glass or rock exteriors. Amazingly, he was afraid of heights as a child.
Some daredevils from the past, such as barrel-rider Annie Taylor, became famous for a single daring stunt. But many modern-day risk-takers, like Robert, have devoted their lives to constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s humanly possible. Would you care to join them?
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