In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh — “Lucky Lindy” — became the most famous human being on Earth. But on the evening of March 1, 1932, the pilot’s luck ran out. Bold kidnappers snatched his baby son, Charlie, from the family home near Hopewell, New Jersey, while everyone in the house was awake. Negotiations with the kidnappers stretched out for weeks, but little Charlie never came back. His body was discovered not five miles from Lindbergh’s house in New Jersey. A German immigrant, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, was executed for the crime. … Read More »
One of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. Also the rider is one of the luckiest guy in the world to be able to walk away from this with just a fractured shoulder. I’m not sure exactly how he lost control of the bike but the bike got stuck in the tree. Bike still runs after being caught by the tree. Not everyone gets as lucky as this. This should be a reminder to all of the dangers of riding in the canyons. If you have the need for speed, ride within your comfortable limits and always ride … Read More »
World renowned stuntman Evel Knievel helped train some Australian angels in the ways of motorcycle jumping. One woman crashes, another runs into the TV camera.
Stuntman Johnny Knoxville of JACKASS fame suffers a serious crotch injury in this failed motorcycle flip. Knoxville thinks he survives unscathed until he realizes he’s bleeding.
Daredevil Chase Reinford shows off a compilation of his best cliff jumps to date. You have to see these to believe them.
Laso Schaller, who was born in Brazil but rasied in Switzerland, successfully jumps off a cliff perched 193 feet above the water.
Knievel ended up breaking his pelvis and hand because of this jump, which took place at Wembley Stadium in front of 90,000 people.
Russian Valery Rozov, 48, leaps off the world’s highest peak.(ABC News)
This short documentary chronicles the ordeal of three mountain climbers attempting one of the most elusive first ascents in the Himalayas.
The Dash-80 was scheduled to perform a simple flyover, but Boeing test pilot Alvin “Tex” Johnston instead performed a barrel roll to show off the jet airliner. The next day, Allen summoned Johnston to his office and told him not to perform such a maneuver again, Johnston’s assertion that doing so was completely safe. Boeing Chief Test Pilot John Cashman stated that just before he piloted the maiden flight of the Boeing 777 on June 12, 1994, his last instructions from then Boeing President Phil Condit were “No rolls”.