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‘Jackass’ Gang on Their 12 Most Outrageous Stunts

From penis-breaking backflips to the ‘poo-cano,’ Johnny Knoxville and friends on the stories behind their craziest moments

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The cast of 'Jackass' in a scene from the 2002 film 'Jackass: The Movie.'

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Happy birthday, Jackass! The venerable gonzo-stunt MTV series that turned ringleader Johnny Knoxville and his extreme-stunt-loving skate-rat crew into stars turns 15 today — and in honor of this momentous poo-stained anniversary, we've asked the gents to spill the beans on their most outrageous moments. Ever wonder who suffered the worst in the "anaconda ball pit," or how exactly one rigs a "poo-cano," or what was going through Steve-O's mind as he flew through the air in a shit-filled Porta-Potty? (Answer: It wasn't pretty.) Fire up the Minutemen's "Corona" and read on. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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JACKASS: THE MOVIE, 2002 (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection.

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‘The Fish Hook’

Steve-O: That's pretty gnarly. I put a fish hook through my face twice. The first time we had a professional body-piercer guy, and then the director came to me. He said, "Hey man, that weird body piercing guy looks weird. We want to do it again and have Pontius do it." One of my super-powers is I feel totally unaccountable about anything I do around sharks.

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JACKASS: THE MOVIE, 2002 (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection.

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‘Poo-cano’

England: I ate everything they had in craft services all day long. I hadn't had caffeine in a month, and I drank two giant Red Bull energy drinks. Then, I was slammed under that table ready to go: "Are you guys ready? I'm ready." They're like, "One more thing." Then Chris comes with an enema. I don't need an enema! It was like being raped.

Wee-Man: We all had a different role. There was Preston the chubby guy, Wee-Man the little guy, Steve-O the throwing-up guy, Chris Pontius the good-looking, quiet kind of crazy guy — always something with his weiner. Bam was the crazy dude, Dunn would just pull something off out of the blue, Knoxville was the super insane guy, and Ehren was the runt of the group who we always picked on. And Dave … Dave was the weirdo.

England: Nobody wanted to stand around it, but [producer] Jeff Tremaine made everyone do it against their will. Look at that blast: It's like three feet high! It got in my mouth. How did that make it into the movie? Isn't that crazy? I didn't believe it would be in there until I was in a real theater where people bought tickets. Here it was, and I got a text from my mom: "I didn't know you could make a volcano out of your butt."

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