If you don't know who Bear Grylls is, he is most known for his role in a "semi-reality" show, which teaches people how to survive in extreme conditions. Grylls joined the Territorial Army and served part-time with the Artists Rifles 21 Regiment. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to survival skills, and has endured extreme conditions in an attempt to educate viewers of the show, who will probably never find themselves in such a situation.
Quite often the show can be shocking. And although the show has undoubtedly found a boost in ratings for the shock factor, the advice demonstrates proven survival skills.
In one particular episode, which took place in Kimberley, Australia, Bear is found dehydrating from the intense heat of the outback. With little more than a knife for survival, he skins a snake, and urinates into the snake skin and drinks his own urine to keep his body hydrated. As gross as it may sound, it would be the right thing to do in such a situation if you wanted to stay alive.
Fast forward to Ke$ha. In her upcoming MTV documentary, entitled, "My Crazy Beautiful Life," after getting wasted with her brother at 6am, she is influenced to "tell all" and "do anything" moments. One of those moments involves drinking her own urine.
According to Ke$ha, "I was told drinking my own pee was good. I was trying to be healthy," she explained casually to BBC Radio 1. "Somebody tried to take my pee away from me and I said, 'That is mine!' So I snatched it up and took a chug and it was really gross so I don't do it anymore."
To the credit of Bear Grylls and Ke$ha's brother, drinking urine has many historical references and has been practiced for medical reasons. In fact, it is even cited in several religious texts. Ancient Hindu texts require that it be done only before sunrise and at mid-stream. Islam disregards it as filth. In Christianity, Proverbs 5:15 advises: "Drink waters from thy own cistern, flowing water from thy own well." However, it seems that the Christian advocates of urine-therapy, have taken this loose interpretation to the benefit of their own will. Proverbs 5:15 does not read as "Drink your own urine."
In a book entitled "Debunking Pseudoscience," it is claimed that the French customarily soaked stockings in urine and wrapped them around their necks in order to cure strep throat. Aristocratic French women in the 17th century reportedly bathed in urine to beautify their skin.
Ke$ha, who has been told she smells like "shrimp on a diaper" continues to top my list of trashy female celebrity singers.
In my last article, which focused on clothing, I was able to end with a rhyme citing that "Beyonce is classy, and Ke$ha is trashy." This time I'll have to go with "Bear Grylls drinks his urine for survival skills… Ke$ha drinks it for idiotic cheap thrills."