The 11 Greatest Daredevils Ever

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Over the past several months, we’ve seen two different daredevils performs highly publicized stunts. First, back in June, we had Nik Wallenda walk across Niagara Falls on a tight rope. That was broadcast live on ABC. Then, just Sunday, we had Felix Baumgartner set a new world record for highest skydive and fastest speed of free fall. That was watched by 8 million people on YouTube.

If you’re keeping track at home, that makes two times in the last 6 months that the whole world was talking about the insane exploits of daredevils. And I don’t know about you, but I think it’s awesome. We all need a little excitement in our lives, something to distract us from the daily grind. And what better to do that than watch some guy jumping over a canyon in a motorcycle, or climbing a 40 story building without any ropes, or jumping out of a weather balloon from the edge of space?

So today, in honor of Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive, we’re going to see where he stands in the pantheon of great daredevils. Some of these people you’ve heard of. Some you probably haven’t. But without a doubt, they’re some of the craziest, most entertaining people of all time.

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