Evel Knievel now breaking his bones virtually on iOS
In a time before CGI made fake stuff look better than real stuff, people had to risk their lives in order to keep our nation’s thirst for action and danger satiated. Dudes would walk tightropes between the World Trade Center towers, ladies would roll over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and a fellow named Evel Knievel would get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the “most broken bones in a lifetime” by jumping motorcycles over all manner of objects. Evel is gone now, taking the term “dare-devil” with him, but his legacy will live on with Evel Knievel for iOS.
The app will allow users to 27 jumps in 9 locations, including Las Vegas, Chicago, Ontario and London. You’ll jump buses, cars, fountains and man-eating sharks (which would later inspire Happy Days to inspire a phrase we still use to this day), but the press release doesn’t indicate whether the failed Snake River Canyon jump is in there; that’s the one I remember.
Of course, there’ll also be a bunch of motorcycles and outfits you can collect. You can learn more at www.evelknievelapp.com, but I think I’ll hold out for the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show app.