23 Ridiculous Facts That Prove Bear Grylls Is The Ultimate Adventurer

Nude rowing, broken bones and a world-record breaking dinner party at nearly 25,000ft...

1) His Name Is Actually Edward Michael Grylls – His Older Sister Gave Him The Nickname ‘Bear’ When He Was One Week Old

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Photo: Flickr

2) For One Reason Or Another, He Once Let This Happen

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3) He Has A Second Dan Black Belt In Shotokan Karate

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Photo: Wikipedia

4) He Served As A Reservist With The SAS For Three Years

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Photo: BearGrylls.com

5) During An SAS Skydive In 1996, His Parachute Ripped At 16,000ft, Causing Him To Fall And Crush Three Vertebrae…

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Photo: Flickr

6) …Eighteen Months Later, He Conquered Mount Everest At The Age of Just 23

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Photo: Wikipedia

7) While Preparing For Everest, He Became The Youngest Briton To Climb Ama Dablam, A Peak Described By Sir Edmund Hillary As “Unclimable”

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Photo: Wikipedia

8) He Once Rowed Along The Thames Naked, In A Homemade Bathtub, To Raise Funds For A Friend Who Had Lost His Legs In A Climbing Disaster

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Photo: Wikipedia

9) He Holds The World Record For The Highest Open-Air Formal Dinner Party, Held In A Hot-Air Balloon At 7,600m

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Photo: BearGrylls.com

10) He’s Prone To Drinking His Own Urine And Eating The Heart Of Dead Animals

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Photo: Discovery UK

11) He Once Wrapped A Urine-Soaked T-Shirt Round His Head To Prevent Overheating

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Photo: Discovery TV

12) …And There Was The Time He Wrestled An Alligator…

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Photo: Discovery TV

13) …Gutted And Climbed Inside A Dead Camel

14) …And Of Course Used The Corpse Of A Sheep To Keep Himself Afloat

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Photo: Discovery TV

15)  What Else Would You Expect Though? After All, The Man Became The Youngest Chief Scout Ever At The Age of 34 Years Old

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Photo: Wikipedia

16) There Was Also The Time He Flew A Powered Paraglider To 29,000ft In The Himalayas…

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Photo: BearGrylls.com

17) …Made His Way Across The Atlantic Arctic Ocean In An Open Boat

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Photo: BearGrylls.com

18) …And Led A Team Around The British Isles on Jet Skis To Raise Money For Charity

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19) So Next Time Someone Tells You Bear Grylls’ Wild Acts Simply Can’t Be Legit…

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Photo: Discovery TV

20) …Direct Them To This Article

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Photo: Flickr

21) …Make Them Scroll Down The Page

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Photo: Discovery TV

22) …Without Skipping A Single Point

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Photo: Discovery TV

23) …And Make Them Watch This. It’s Ridiculous

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