What makes you feel hardcore? Whatever it is, we guarantee you’re not as hardcore as these people. These five most hardcore people of all time have enough balls for the whole world. Don’t believe us? Find out for yourself below.
Number Five: Hugh Glass. Nineteenth-century American frontiersman Hugh Glass was just your average hardcore outdoorsman, but in 1823, he survived a bear attack that would have proven fatal for almost anyone else. He ran into a mother grizzly bear while scouting for food and, unable to grab his rifle, had to fight her with a knife and his bare hands. His wounds were so bad that his friends left him for dead by covering him up with a bear skin, but Glass eventually woke up and was able to crawl to safety after a grueling six weeks.
Number Four: Juliane Koepcke. German zoologist Julian Koepcke is not famous for her work in zoology, but rather her ability to survive a plane crash. At the age of 17, the plane Juliane was in was struck by lightning and fell from two miles up in the sky. Juliane was the sole survivor of the crash.
Number Three: Simo Hayha. Finnish farmer and hunter Simo Hayha joined the Finnish militia at age 20 and eventually became a legendary sniper nicknamed “White Death.” In a 100-day period, he was able to kill 500 soldiers of the Red Army. He operated in temperatures between -40 and -80 degrees Celsius.
Number Two: Shavarsh Karapetyan. Shavarsh Karapetyan (say that 10 times fast) is a world champion swimmer but is best known for what made him retire. While he was training one day, he witnessed a trolley bus carrying 92 passengers crash. The bus sunk to the bottom of a reservoir, and Karapetyan decided to try and save them. He was able to successfully bring 20 passengers up to safety with minimal visibility and even less time.
Number One: Roy Benavidez. A former Special Forces member of the United States Army, Roy Benavidez had a lot going for him before he proved just how hardcore he was. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam. He went to save his outnumbered comrades by jumping from a hovering helicopter 50 feet in the air, suffering shots to the leg, face and head while running to his comrades, and he still managed to take a grenade to the back. He was able to call in backup forces, suffer another stab wound, kill off another person, and make it back to the base before he was pronounced dead. But wait – there’s more! As he was being zipped up in a bodybag, he was able to spit to let his comrades know he was still alive. He accepted his Medal of Honor after surviving all of this.