During the Tongue Bob and Transfer stunt Amy Haight had to bob for a pig's tongue in a vat of animal fat. She then had to transfer it by mouth to her best friend Christina Martin's mouth, who then dropped it into a bucket. It was then Christina's turn to bob in tank filled with disgusting dead fish and oil. As the two friends recount in their Tale of Fear interview, sometimes a little peer pressure is all you need to take care of a dirty situation.
FEAR FACTOR: So how did you guys decide who would be sticking their head in the animal fat and who would deal with the oil slick?
CHRISTINA MARTIN: It was all-disgusting -- At first, the smell was just atrocious. It was unbearable. I didn't know what it was at first. And then the whole time I was looking at Amy's face, and I was saying, "No, no, I'm not gonna do this. We're not gonna do this. We can not do this." Then we just decided together we have to. We have to do this together. This is a stunt that and we have to do it. Amy said, "I'll go for the fat lard, the animal fat". And that meant I was in the oil slick.
FEAR FACTOR: What was your strategy?
CHRISTINA MARTIN: I don't know, just transfer them one right after another. I just kept thinking to myself, "The quicker I get 'em, the quicker it will be over. And then it'll be done." I said, "It's just three minutes out of our lives. I knew it was going to be really, really gross and disgusting but I knew I had to get over it and just stick my head in. This was the most disgusting smell I've ever smelled in my life and the feeling of it bein' all over me was just gross. It was horrible. I can't believe I did it, but I did.
FEAR FACTOR: Amy, do you think it was harder for you having to deal with all of the animal fat?
AMY HAIGHT: I don't think it was as slippery as what Christina had to deal with. I could latch onto the tongues-- I couldn't really taste any of it. I think my adrenaline was pumping too much that, I couldn't taste anything. It wasn't until after we were done that I remember tasting anything. The worst thing about the fat was that it got everywhere. It was in my ears. It was up my nose. I couldn't taste it during the stunt but I tasted it for like two days afterwards. It was horrible.
FEAR FACTOR: Why did you choose to go for the fat rather than the oil?
AMY HAIGHT: I wanted to go first because I knew Christina was freaked out and I thought she wouldn't be able to do it. But I knew that if she saw me go first she would have to go through with it and once she got started we would be fine. I just dove right in. My adrenaline was goin' pretty good.