THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: RADIATION ROACH TRANSFER
LOCATION: DOWTOWN LOS ANGELES
DESCRIPTION: Contestants must bob their heads into a container filled with fish sauce and lard, retrieve 10 cockroaches with their mouth and then spit them onto a table. Once this is complete they must eat 10 live cockroaches placed on a plate in front of them. The couple that takes the greatest amount of time to complete the stunt will be eliminated.
PRODUCTION STUNT DIAGRAM
- A roach can run at a speed of up to three miles an hour.
- A cockroach can live for a week without its head. The roach dies because it cannot take in water.
- Cockroaches can hold their breath for 40 minutes.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
It is the job of Casting Director Rich Leist to look out for the welfare of the contestants.
Joe Rogan looks on as the contestants chow down on mouthfuls of roaches.
The contestants raise their hands in celebration as they complete the stunt.