Evel Knievel's 25 Most Dangerous Jumps

25. A Crate Filled With Rattlesnakes and a Mountain Lion

Date: Summer 1965
Location: Evel Knievel's motorcycle dealership in Moses Lake, WA
Successful Jump: No
Injuries Sustained: Sprained ankle

Evel Knievel spent his entire career getting injured. So, it's sort of ironic that, during the first stunt of his storied career, he almost hurt a bunch of other people instead of himself. In order to drum up interest for his dealership, he announced that he was going to attempt this jump as a publicity stunt and attracted more than 1,000 spectators. But, when he landed, the back tire of his bike accidentally hit the back of the crate and opened it up and sent a gang of rattlesnakes scurrying into the crowd. Oops.

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