THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: MILITARY CRATE DROP
LOCATION: USS HORNET, ALAMEDA, CA
DESCRIPTION: Contestants must cut a rope lowering a cargo net filled with three boxes that they'll move to marks on the deck. Opening the first crate will reveal a pit of snakes that they will reach past in order to retrieve two tools that they will use to open the remaining two boxes. Inside the boxes they will find a gross military meal consisting of chicken hearts, embryos, coagulated livers, pig's uterus and gelatin and a canteen filled with swamp water and leeches. The couple that takes the greatest amount of time to finish their food will be eliminated.
PRODUCTION STUNT DIAGRAM
- The USS HORNET saw combat in World War 2, Korea and Vietnam.
- The knife used to cut down the cargo net was a Marine Corps-issued Kabar combat knife.
- The gross foods where cooked in Los Angeles and shipped to Oakland for the shoot. The final preparations were made done using the hotels in room coffee machines as hot plates.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
Host Joe Rogan along with Gross Stunts PA Nicole Sandoval and Art Director Anne Marie Roberts arrive at the Oakland airport to shoot the very special Military Fear Factor.
With beefed up security in place the Fear Factor team prepares to commence shooting on board the USS HORNET.
Expert animal wrangler Chris Giacoletti prepares the snakes for the stunt.