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11 Mind Blowing Facts About Bear Grylls Of 'Man Vs. Wild'

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11 Mind Blowing Facts About Bear Grylls Of 'Man Vs. Wild'
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'Man vs. Wild' is apparently the gutsiest show on the world television of all times. Bear Grylls, the host of the survival show needs no introduction. The show has a huge global audience and keeps surprising its audience with more and more shocking survival adventures. Even though the show gets a little a little gross at times (thanks to Grylls' ability to gulp down raw intestines of goats and yaks) the viewers have enjoyed watching the show and even learning the survival tips. 

Apart from the fact that Grylls is really a tough guy within, most of the viewers of 'Man vs. Wild' don't know much about him. Here we have 11 amazing facts about Bear Grylls you probably never knew!

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1) 'Bear Grylls' isn't his real name.

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His real name is Edward Michael Grylls. When he was just a week old, his sister Lara gave him the name 'Bear', and that's what stuck forever.

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2) Grylls served three years in the British Special Air Service (21 SAS).

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He was trained in trauma medic, unarmed combat, evasive driving, parachuting, demolitions, and jungle warfare there. The hard work done during his service reflects in his current show's adventures.

3) He climbed to the top of Mt. Everest when he was only 23-year-old.

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This happened only 18 months after when his parachute ripped off at 16,000 feet, and he fell to the ground and crushed three vertebrae. Freakin' one and a half year and the guy climbed the highest peak on the planet!

4) Grylls is also the youngest British to climb Ama Dablam, the peak described by Sir Edmund Hillary as 'unclimbable'.

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5) The 'Man vs. Wild' presenter once rowed along the Thames naked in a homemade bathtub.

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Through this, Grylls raised funds for a friend who had lost his legs in a climbing disaster.

6) He holds the world record for the highest Open-Air Formal Dinner Party at 7,6000 m on a hot-air balloon.

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7) Bear Grylls wanted to join the Indian Army since it is considered the best army in altitude warfare.

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But he was rejected since he did not have an Indian citizenship. He later spent some time with the Indian army mountaineering and trekking in Sikkim and Bengal.

8) Man vs. Wild went on to become the number one cable show in America and has a global audience of 1.2 billion in over 20 countries.

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9) He has consumed the most appetizing foods during his show, including raw goat testicles, a live snake, raw frozen yak eyeballs, camel intestine juice, maggots pulsating with yellow pus, and a giant live spider.

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10) Bear Grylls has written 11 books till now, including four teenage fiction books about survival titled 'Mission Survival'.

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11) His son actually saved a girl's life when she was drowning in a pool. He was only 7 at that time.

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Has Bear Grylls helped you to learn the basic survival tips?