Sunday, September 10, 2006

How Was "Evel Knievel" Named?

Evel Knievel
Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, Jr. (born October 17, 1938 in Butte, Montana) is an American stuntperson, best known for his public displays of long distance, high-altitude motorcycle jumping which often resulted in serious injuries, particularly during the 1960s

After one particular police chase in 1956 in his hometown of Butte, Montana, in which he crashed his motorcycle, Knievel was taken to jail on a charge of reckless driving. When the night jailer came around to check the roll, he said "Hey, we got a guy named Knievel in one cell and another named Knofel in the other. Goddamn! Double the guard! We got Evil Knievel and Awful Knofel here tonight." The nickname stuck. (Wikipedia)

Add this story to your favorite social bookmarking site:

• BlinkBits • BlinkList • Blogmarks • Buddymarks • CiteUlike
• Connotea • • • Digg it • FeedMarker
• feedmelinks • Furl • Give a Link • Gravee • igooi
• Lilisto • Linkagogo • Linkroll • ma.gnolia •
• Netvouz • Onlywire • RawSugar • reddit • Scuttle
• Shadows • Simpy • Spurl • tagtooga • TalkDigger
• Wink • Yahoo MyWeb

posted by Staff @ 10:40 AM