Evel Knievel's Failed Jump over Caesars' Palace Dec 31, 1967

Evel persuaded the owners of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to let him jump their fountains on New Year's Eve 1967. After a failed landing, which was caught on film, Knievel spent 29 days in a coma.

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