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Have you ever tried to kayak down a light of stairs? How about ighting a professional sumo wrestler? Ever wondered what it would be like to get sprayed by a fire hose? The makers of Jackass have done all that... and more!

Jackass first appeared in 2000 on the music channel MTV. It gained a huge following. The focuses on a group of guys making fools of themselves (“Jackass” means ‘idiot’), often by doing dangerous stunts. The main stars are Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Steve-O.

Knoxville’s stunts often involve pain. He was once fired at by people shooting paintball guns from a very short distance. On another occasion, he was charged at by an entire American football team. Margera is a skillful skateboarder and is famous for his stunts on wheels. In one episode on the show, he woke his dad up by playing some extremely loud heavy metal music. Steve-O used to be a clown before his success on the show. He’s famous for performing disgusting acts.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (200) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 8 really useful phrasal verbs to use when speaking. Plus, 8 useful words and expressions for driving in the city, 10 useful words for describing positive emotiosn, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Functional language – getting approval • Grammar – enough • Accents – the southern US accent. • Travel – posh holiday resorts. • Business – the Hilton. • Life – the secrets of success. • Socialising – how to make small talk. • Cinema – superheroes. • Transport – movie cars. • TV – Jackass. • The internet – Wikipedia. • Air travel – famous airports. • Culture – tipping trends. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!