On the road to fifty thousand dollars, Nathan and Mathew Leone would be faced with what many consider to be the vilest stunt every attempted on Fear Factor. The identical twins would have to chew chunks of meat off dozens of cow jaws and transfer it through a trench filled with four tons of cow parts. Their mouthfuls of maggoty meat would then be spit into a grinder where they would ground into a fine sludge that the contestants would then have to drink. The twins found the horror of the stunt so crippling that their strategy was soon shredded as they recount in this weeks Tale Of Fear.
FEAR FACTOR: So what can you tell us about yesterdays stunt?
NATHAN LEONE: Well, yesterday's stunt was probably the most horrific thing I've ever seen in my entire life. And that includes things I've seen in movies and on TV. Even after we had finished the stunt I kept feeling sick watching the other twins have to go through it.
MATTHEW LEONE: Yeah, it was absolutely horrifying. If people watching this show could smell what we had to smell and feel the cold that we had to feel, then they wouldn't even dream of attempting this stunt. I'm actually really proud that we even tried doing this. This stunt was worse than anything I could've ever anticipated. It was disgusting. It was bone chillingly cold. The smell was horrific. And I think it's probably the most traumatizing event of my life.
NATHAN LEONE: When I first started getting into those jawbones, I felt like I was going to rip my teeth out because the meat was almost frozen onto the bone because the wind blowing off the trench was so cold. The very worst part was the taste of whatever we were eating. It was so potent. Anyone who has ever sat at home and watched fear Factor says, "Oh, dude, I could do that. I could do that." Well let me tell you, no, you can't. This stuff is for real, it is the most potent, obnoxious thing you could ever imagine putting into your mouth. Your whole body wants to explode.
MATTHEW LEONE: I had the stuff dripping from my mouth. I was shaking and moaning and wailing. It was terrible. I was just picturing myself in the fetal position in the womb, warm and safe, but it didn't really help.
NATHAN LEONE: The maggots were definitely a twist. I had no idea that they we're going to be on the meat. You're shuffling your way across that hideous trench and you feel a maggot squirming around in your mouth, that's just terrible.
MATTHEW LEONE: This stunt we did was by far the worst I've ever done in my life and I wouldn't do it again for all the money in the world.