Its an entertaining show but I agree with most of what you said.
Its almost like a wildlife/nature version of MTV's Jackass with all the dumb unnecessary stuff just for shock value.
There's the episode where he scoops up elephant poop from the ground and squeezes the juices into his mouth. He says its a great source of water if you're stranded on a desert.
#1 I wouldn't do it even if I was stranded.
#2 He wasn't even stranded so doing it ffs was just plain gross...but anything for ratings!
But with exactly that, he shows us that you can really put these kinda things in your mouth and really eat it.
Most of the stuff he eats in the show, is among terrifying!
Nobody even knows, that you actually can eat this stuff.
I would think I would be getting terribly ill just by eating it.
Also another great example is when he goes fishing Piranha's. I mean who in the world would come to this idea? It's crazy just to jump in a water with these fishes.
This right there is education in my eyes on so many different levels. It's just incredible to me!
look at this episode alone..