AIN’T NO FOUNTAINS HIGH ENOUGH: A daunting jump over Caesars Palace waterworks couldn’t deter Evel Knievel — but the water won, Dec. 31, 1967
Jump-suited fountain-jumper (well, almost-jumper) Evel Knievel’s crazy-man stunt over the Caesars Palace fountains still stands as an extreme sports milestone 51 years later, even though Knievel, his bike and the pavement had an unfortunate rendezvous.
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