Kara Watkins marksmanship with the potato bazooka determined how many giant potato bugs she would have to eat. Unfortunately for Kara she proved to be a lousy shot.
FEAR FACTOR: Let's talk about the potato gun.
KARA WATKINS: The gun was really heavy and it was hard to hold. So it was too heavy for me. It bruised my hip.
When I put it over my body, it slammed onto my hip. I have a nice big black one right now on there. It was really heavy and it was actually hard to shoot.
FEAR FACTOR: Describe shooting it. How many times did it take you to finally figure it out? Had you ever shot a gun before?
KARA WATKINS: No. I've never shot a gun before. That was my first time. It took me about five times to actually shoot it right.
FEAR FACTOR: What happened on the first shot?
KARA WATKINS: On my first try, I shot up in the rafters.
I've never shot a gun before and it took me a while to figure out how to use the potato gun. The second shot just slammed against the wall. The third time it didn't even shoot 'cause I didn't pull the trigger hard enough. And finally, on the fourth time, I ended up shooting it on the three. So I guess I don't know how to shoot a gun. I'll never enroll in a police officer position.
FEAR FACTOR: Were you aiming for anything?
KARA WATKINS: I'm lucky I just hit it at all. I really was. I didn't think I was gonna even hit it. That's what I was worried about.
FEAR FACTOR: Describe the bugs.
KARA WATKINS: The bugs were really animated. They had a whole bunch of legs and they had little fangs coming out and they were really aggressive. They were fighting with each other. They were freaky looking. They were huge.
I didn't want them to bite me so I bit off their heads first and then popped in their bodies. They tasted like vomit.
FEAR FACTOR: Describe eating the bugs.
KARA WATKINS: When I bit the head off, it was really crunchy and sharp in my mouth. And then, when I bit through the body, there was this juice that actually helped me swallow 'em. It was so disgusting. Every time I swallowed their bodies, I gagged. I'll never eat a baked potato again.