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The One Video That Went Too Far For MrBeast

The truth is that MrBeast makes extreme challenges look easy, but even he has a breaking point. One of the YouTuber's latest videos, "7 Days Stranded On An Island," really put him and his team to the test. In fact, it was so tough that he originally called the whole thing off.

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The island they stayed on was desolate, bug-infested, and covered in trees leaking poisonous sap. In all his years of making videos, this might have been MrBeast's most dangerous challenge yet. You get a sense of the real struggle MrBreast and the crew went through when watching the video, too. They brought along basic supplies like food and water, but they still had to construct their own shelter and survive the elements. One of their first roadblocks was starting a fire, which MrBeast managed to solve by using spray sunscreen to ignite the flame. After that, the swarms of mosquitoes and a massive rainstorm were the biggest obstacles preventing this island getaway from being a relaxing vacation.

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Watching the video is a great way to convince yourself that you wouldn't be able to cut it on a season of "Survivor." It's also only half the story. MrBeast recently opened up about the video in an interview and revealed that it was even more challenging than the final product lets on. 

There are three things MrBeast just can't handle

MrBeast recently sat down for a lengthy interview with Jon Youshaei, talking about everything from how he creates thumbnails to the strategy behind launching his Feastables chocolate bar brand. At one point, the two started talking about MrBeast's island video, and the content creator admitted that filming the challenge meant dealing with the three things he really can't handle. "I can do extreme things. I can count to a hundred thousand," MrBeast quipped, "but there are three things that just make me want to die, and I really struggle with, and it's heat, it's the sun, and it's bugs."

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MrBeast said that any one of those is enough to make him reconsider taking on a challenge, and the island naturally forced him to deal with all three simultaneously. The island video might seem like any other stunt on MrBeast's channel, but for a brief moment, it was the one challenge that he just couldn't complete. In the interview, MrBeast revealed that he and the crew originally filmed on the island for just two of the seven days. When he woke up on day two, he was covered in bug bites and the temperature on the island was climbing up to 100 degrees. He decided to call it quits after being faced with these brutal conditions, and the team left the island. The thought of not completing a challenge eventually wore MrBeast down, and so he took everyone back to redo the shoot.

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MrBeast only quits for the right reasons

Fans are obviously glad that MrBeast managed to withstand the elements and the bugs to spend a week on an abandoned island, because the video that came out of the challenge is greatly entertaining. He's probably glad, too, because the MrBeast brand has a reputation to uphold. No one would have known if he'd called it quits on the island video and never released it, but the thought of failing a challenge would have haunted him. Now he can confidently say that he's taken on his most intense challenge yet, and he still came out on top.

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That's not to say MrBeast hasn't canceled videos before. He's even released a whole video about all the videos that he couldn't finish. The difference is that in the past, MrBeast would only quit a project because of technical issues — a lost camera on a long trip, or a bad shot that didn't get caught until it was too late, for example. Even in those tragic scenarios, MrBeast typically still finishes his projects as soon as he can. After all, this is the guy who has a video planned in the event of his death. In this case, however, the struggles of roughing it on a deserted island nearly broke the YouTuber's can-do spirit.

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