Corey Sutton | Brekky producer

Evel Knievel is a name that some of you may recognise, but few would know the full story behind Evel. So this morning on Brekky, Morro sort to educate Kirste and the family about this great man’s life.

We’ll be honest, we’re not sure if Evel was a money making genius, or a bone breaking buffoon, but either way, we’re glad he graced Earth with his presence!

Knievel left Butte High School after his sophomore year and got a job in the copper mines as a diamond drill operator with the Anaconda Mining Company, but he preferred motorbiking to what he called “unimportant stuff”.

He was promoted to surface duty, where he drove a large earth mover. Knievel was fired when he made the earth mover do a motorcycle-type wheelie and drove it into Butte’s main power line. The incident left the city without electricity for several hours.

There’s plenty more of these stories, and you can hear all of them here as retold by Morro.

Just between you and me though, you shouldn’t jump a Harley Davidson over a pit of rattlesnakes – ever!

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