One Mistake Means Certain Death: These Fearless Athletes All Have One Thing in Common, and It Might Not Be What You Think

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Defying Death for Fun

It is theorized that most extreme-athletes have some degree of Stuntman Syndrome. Evil Knievel was the first famous daredevil that exhibited symptoms of Stuntman Syndrome. Knievel set the world on fire when he jumped over 13 double-decker busses on his motorcycle, this was the first death-defying stunt ever performed on live television, and he inspired a generation of thrill-seekers to follow in his footsteps.

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Thrill Seeking, the Wrong Way

Many don’t know this, but Evil Knievel has admitted to being a bank robber on his deathbed. It makes perfect sense that a man who could not feel fear would attempt one of the most dangerous and stupid feats that one could possibly do. In fact, individuals who have Stuntman Syndrome have a higher chance to make bad decisions than others…

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