Even on vacation, Bear Grylls is sharing his knowledge of disgusting things you can eat in a survival situation.
The survivalist and former special forces soldier shared a photo of a giant jellyfish that washed ashore. And along with the photo, he shared the helpful fact that some species of jellyfish are not only edible but are actually quite good for you. I’m just going to take his word for it and stick with a salad.
“The boys were excited with this giant jellyfish — and great protein! #survival #islandlife (Certain species of jellyfish are not only safe to eat but also a good source of several nutrients, including protein, antioxidants, and minerals like selenium and choline.) And well done Marmaduke and Pete (his sons) on such a whopper of a bass! And finally night time moon on island,” he captioned the series of photos.
In all fairness, a jellyfish doesn’t crack the top 50 grossest things Bear Grylls has eaten. The British adventurer wolfed down bugs, raw snakes, and the heart of a moose on his many shows. He rang water out of elephant dung and drank it. The man has an iron will and steel stomach.
Though, there is one meal that stands out in his mind as the worst thing he’s ever swallowed. That would be the goat testicles he ate for his show Born Survivor.
“That was bad. They were the biggest testicles I’d ever seen since I’d had a shower that morning,” Grylls joked with HuffPost Live. “It just melted into my mouth, full of cold goat sperm. Then the worst bit, it wasn’t the sperm, it was that I then vomited and then had to re-swallow the vomit and the testicle together. It was a vomit-testicle cocktail. It killed me.”
Bear Grylls On Upcoming Interactive Netflix Film
If you’ve ever wanted to test your survival skills in the wilderness with Bear Grylls, you’ll get a chance next month.
Grylls will appear in the interactive film called You vs. Wild: Out Cold. In the movie, which releases Sept. 14, Grylls is in a plane crash and has amnesia. The outdoorsman will brave the freezing cold elements in an attempt to save himself and the pilot. During the adventure, viewers will decide how Grylls attacks several obstacles, including rock walls, caves, and wild creature encounters.
This isn’t the first time Bear Grylls has put his life in the hands of the audience. The You vs. Wild series tests viewers on how well they’ve paid attention to Grylls’ survival instructions over the years on his shows. But choose carefully, because a wrong answer could spell disaster or death for Grylls in the interactive features.
“I’ve spent my life showing you how to survive in some of the world’s toughest terrains,” Grylls says in the trailer. “Together, you and I are going to find our way back to civilization.”