If you bother to search through a number of scientific human behavior publications, you may find some explanations from the historic and evolutionary points of view why men are always itchy to get into trouble.
For some of them, this may be the way to prove their masculinity, and some adrenaline junkies just prefer it hotter. There are also fellows who climb on top of a dead decaying whale body, probably picturing themselves to be Captain Ahab standing on a corpse of Moby Dick. The courage of this whale whisperer seemed to vanish a bit, though, when he discovered himself surrounded by a couple of sharks in the middle of a nutritional protein lunch not far from him. It’s an absolute miracle that the lad managed to return to the boat, not very gracefully by the way because those sharks were definitely about to add some new ingredient to their meal.
One man’s disgust is another man’s delight. However, it takes a special kind of person to find it fun even touching this smelly decaying dead carcass, not to mention climbing on it.