With the X Games kicking off in Minneapolis this Thursday, The Onion looks back at memorable moments in the event’s 22-year history:

1904

Dr. Elijah Witherspoon debuts his marvelous “foot-powered skating board” at the St. Louis World’s Fair

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1934

U.S. athletes boycott Games hosted by Nazi Germany

1995

Organizers decide to stage the Games in Newport, Rhode Island to make use of the state’s extensive sailing parks

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1998

Opening ceremonies feature Tony Hawk igniting the X Games cauldron with a flame-shooting, gasoline-filled Super Soaker

2001

Danny Harf’s corpse is the first to land a 900-degree spin in wakeboarding

2002

After intense political pressure, organizers announce they will only use American dirt in motocross events

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2004

Debut of tandem rider BMX event

2006

Travis Pastrana action figure completes record-setting 15 backflips in one jump before crashing onto the living room floor

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2007

Jake Brown disappoints a record crowd of 150,000 by walking away from a 45-foot fall

2015

Curren Caples becomes the first skateboarder to win an event while wearing a helmet

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