Menu
News

Bear Grylls 'wouldn't think twice' about eating human flesh

Bear Grylls in action.
Bear Grylls in action.

THAT cool, calm composure in the face of adversity. Fondness for caves and living off cliff faces. Tendency to enter through the window.

All signs that Bear Grylls isn't your average guy. And neither are his eating habits.

Bear Grylls swung through the windows of ITV's This Morning on Friday 13 February Bear Grylls swung through the windows of ITV's This Morning on Friday 13 February The survivalist said he "wouldn't think twice" about turning to cannibalism.

"Of course," he continued. "If it was one of my sons and I, left in the jungle, I'd insist he ate me.

Survival instinct: 'The Island with Bear Grylls' "One of the greatest stories ever is Alive. The people who died insisted they ate them. I wouldn't think twice about it if I had to."

Grylls went on to admit he is no stranger to feasting on exotic flesh. As well as having ingested over 100 rattle snakes in his time, he's also sampled "raw goats' testicles, a camel's intestinal fluids or bear poo... or maybe elephant dung, snakes and scorpions."

Bear Grylls drops in on the webisodes premiere of his 'Survival In The Modern Era' in 2009 Bear Grylls drops in on the webisodes premiere of his 'Survival In The Modern Era' in 2009 Although unlike Madonna, he isn't a fan of drinking urine.

"It's terrible and people always ask me in bars if I want a pint of urine,"  he told Heat. "I'm not one of those people who does it for fun, though."

Topics:  bear grylls editors picks


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners