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Their Brains Function Differently
The brain of a Navy SEAL is trained to alter the way the amygdala processes fear. Call it a fight or fight response.
Navy SEALs used to be water boarded as a part of their training, but the process was stopped when no SEAL could pass it.
That’s A Solid Answer
Bill Shepherd, first US Navy SEAL that became a NASA Astronaut and first commander of the ISS, was asked what he does best in his astronaut candidate interview. He answered: “Kill people with a knife.”
Those Are Pretty Good Odds
During the Vietnam war, Navy SEAL teams One and Two amassed a combined kill/death ratio of 200:1.
The Creator Of SEAL Team Six
There was a Navy SEAL so elite that they created his own unit just for him. His name was Richard Marcinko.
Beer Almost Did The Trick
John Dunbar, a US Navy SEAL, was leading the first Ironman marathon until his support crew ran out of water and decided to give him beer instead. He ended up finishing in second.
The trident worn on the uniforms of Navy SEALs is officially designated as the “Special Warfare Insignia,” but is sometimes called the “Budweiser,” named in part for the grueling Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) course. The trident also has an uncanny resemblance to the Anheuser-Busch logo.
Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell was the sole survivor of a US Navy SEAL team ambush by Taliban fighters. He was saved by members of the Sabray tribe under the Nanawatai principle of the Pashtunwali code which requires a tribe to safeguard an individual against his enemies at all costs.
They Saved Captain Phillips
The Navy SEALs who killed Bin Laden were the same team that rescued the American captain held hostage by Somalian pirates in 2009.
They Are The One Percent
Navy SEALs make up less than one percent of all United States Navy personnel. Despite their small numbers, they make a huge strategic impact on every operation of which they’re a part.
During the funeral of Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, every Navy SEAL on the West Coast came to the funeral. They took off the "Special Warfare Insignia" from their uniforms and slapped it onto his wooden coffin, covering the whole coffin in golden tridents.
The Perfect Weapon
The US Navy SEAL arsenal includes the Russian AK-47 due to its extreme reliability in all situations.
The Grinch Had Navy SEAL Training
During the filming of The Grinch, Jim Carrey took counseling from a Navy SEAL to learn torture-resistance techniques to handle the extensive makeup process.
How Many Teams Are There?
The original Navy SEAL Team 6 was formed after a failed Delta Force mission and was given its team number in order to confuse Soviet Intelligence as to how many teams there actually were (there were only 2 at that time).
The Navy SEALs that killed Bin Laden got stealth series fleshlights as a ‘thank you’ from the company.
It’s A Boys’ Club
By law there are two communities that women are not allowed to join: the Navy SEAL and Navy SWCC communities. Also, due to privacy and living space considerations, women may not apply for Enlisted positions aboard submarines.
Love Will Make You Do Crazy Things
An aerospace engineer associated with the Navy SEALs was charged in federal court for building a plane from scratch to “more easily visit his wife”.
Smart Move, Disney
Disney tried to file a trademark for “SEAL Team 6” shortly after the Bin Laden raid, but withdrew after the navy filed their own trademark applications.
Navy SEALs specialize in surprise strikes from the sea. This allows them to strike and return clandestinely numerous times while doing the most damage possible, and achieving aims that larger troops couldn’t manage without being noticed.
Beware Of Dog
The Belgian Malinois is the preferred “war dog” of the Navy SEALs. They are highly trained in special ops procedures, even trained to operate a parachute.
Would You Try It?
For $10,000, a former Navy SEAL will teach you what they have learned for a week and then, if your skills are up to par, “unleash you on the most exciting and terrifying 36-hours of your life.”
The American Sniper
Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper, eliminated so many enemies that Iraqi insurgents gave him the nickname “The Devil.”