Bear Grylls from "Man vs. Wild" was chosen to "carry in" the Olympic torch in England on Friday. Only instead of jogging in, some genius had Bear jump off the Tyne Bridge and ride a zip-line into the ceremonies.

Here is another video of him getting off the zip-line, where he seems a little dizzy from the ride:

I can't think of a more awesome way to start off the Olympics. I also can't figure out how the flame stayed lit... must be because Bear Lit it himself.

(The rest of the story can be found at  http://www.eonline.com/news/2012_olympics_watch_bear_grylls/323856)