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Modern nature documentaries

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I was recently sent this link, presumably because I enjoy short nature documentaries.

Man vs. Wild − Eating Giant Larva by Bear Grylls (YouTube)

Some thoughts:

  • Do larvae really get bigger the older they get? Isn’t a larva a limited stage of development? How is it that some are so much larger than others? Isn’t it more likely to be related to food intake rather than age?[1]
  • People are weird. If Bear were to eat fluffy baby animals (say chicks) rather than slimy ones (larvae in this case), he would be drummed off the air.
  • Bear Grylls: Allergic to Bees is a related video. The poster on the video shows a face that looks like the elephant man. Oh, YouTube, you temptress.
  • YouTube comments have not gotten any better. Some genius named “lury Sette” wrote that “[h]e should be on Wreakless Eating”. I can only just barely understand what that means.
  • What kind of a name is Bear Grylls? Did he try other spellings first? Like “Bare Grills”? Would anyone on YouTube have noticed the misspelling?

[1] I honestly don’t know the answer here, proposing instead a hypothesis alternative to that of Mr. Grylls.