Check out this video of Sir David Attenborough, the famed English naturalist, recalling a run-in he had with a band of New Guinea cannibals while out on expedition.

The world owes a lot to Sir David Attenborough for his tireless efforts to educate people on the profound importance of the natural world and the ecological magic that ties it all together. It's good to know that in addition to being a skilled naturalist, teacher, writer and producer, he's also a total badass.

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