THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: GROSS OBSTACLE COURSE
LOCATION: PERINO WEREHOUSE, CA
DESCRIPTION: With one hand cuffed to a rail, contestants will reach into a cage of snakes, where they will retrieve a key to unlock a 'box of worms', which they will transfer into a blender. Using the blended worms they will fill a tube raising a ball with a key attached which will free them from the handcuffs. From there, they will jump into a dumpster of mud to retrieve a canister, which they will pour into a glass and drink a glass of blended night crawlers. The contestant that takes the greatest amount of time to complete the stunt will be eliminated.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- The African Tree Boas used in this stunt were incredibly aggressive and bit both the contestants and wranglers dozens of times.
- The taste of blended night crawlers has been described as "vomit with a hint of dirt".
- The weight limit for a typical dumpster is 600lbs; the weight of the mud used in the obstacle course was over a ton.
The heart and soul of the gross stunts department PA's "Diamond" Dave Burberry and JP "The Ox" Portnoy make mud.
It's a dirty job but someone has to do it.
After taking an Orange Clean shower and changing into a garbage bag, "The O" is ready for the drive home.