Saturday, May 31, 2008

Question of the Week

Kevin, Branson, MO
Subj: Tough break
Hey Ryan, how many bones did Evel Knievel break during his career?

Excellent question Kevin! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Knievel snapped or fractured 35 bones during his career, easily making him the world’s most frequently injured daredevil. His extensive list of injuries includes everything from a fractured pelvis (which he did on three occasions) to a broken right femur (which he did five times). In fact, his staggering number of injuries have forced Knievel to go under the knife more often than Liza Minnelli and Michael Jackson combined.

Knievel’s most devastating accident occurred on January 1, 1968 when he attempted to clear the fountains at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. As you may recall, his ensuing crash left him in a coma for 29 days with a fractured hip, a shattered pelvis and a smashed right femur. On the positive side, at least it kept him from losing all of his money at the slots.