Bear Grylls: The Top 23 Bear Grylls Facts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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20) ...Direct Them To This Article

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21) ...Make Them Scroll Down The Page

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22) ...Without Skipping A Single Point

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

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