Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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R.I.P. Evel Knievel

CNN is reporting that legendary stuntman Evel Knievel has died at age 69. (Word comes from his official website, which no surprise is slammed right now.)

Knievel's Wikipedia page has already been updated with noting his death.

And now Sports Illustrated has AP's Knievel obit.

Edit: And continuing this day's bizarrities, five people were injured in Chicago after an Amtrak train and a freight train collided. Dude, look at the picture: the Amtrak car is sitting on top of the freight car. Rick Emerson pointed out that it was as if the passenger car had been picked up and set down on the freight car. Whoa. I'm glad no one's badly hurt. (Added: I'm sorry; I heard wrong. The injuries were serious, so I'll hope they're not life-threatening at least.)
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