When we learned that World Wrestling Entertainment stars would be competing on the show, we knew we were faced with a serious challenge. These grapplers are used to doing crazy stuff inside and outside of the ring, so we couldn't just make them eat a couple of pig rectums or sheep eyes.
Then it hit us. Bodybuilders are known for their protein shakes. What if we came up with our own special Fear Factor shake? And what if the shake were so gross that it could bring even these big tough wrestlers down to their knees?
For starters, we boiled up a big batch of pig brains. They're whitish with a fatty texture that would make for an excellent base. Then we set out to find 10 more disgusting ingredients that could be thrown into the mix. We figured the greater the number of ingredients, the grosser the shake would be.
One rule in the preparation of Fear Factor foods is that you can never have enough brains. Let's face it: brains are gross. So what better way to complement the pig brain base than with disgusting little veal brains as one of the add-in ingredients?
Another rule in the preparation of Fear Factor foods is that you can never have enough pig parts. So, for our second add-in ingredient, we chose stinky pig intestines. And we do mean stinky.
Of course, none of the add-in ingredients were quite as stinky as the durian that was thrown into the mix. Durian grows on trees in tropical climates and the gooey yellow glop is so smelly that it's actually banned in certain public places.
Also adding to the stink factor was cow bile. It's a green liquid that smells sort of like a sewer and tastes absolutely horrible. A little bile goes a long way in making people gag.
And that's not all. We also included among the ingredients cow eyes, animal fat, cod liver oil, fish sauce, and rooster testicles. How did the rooster testicles compare with the buffalo testicles that we used in an earlier episode? Well, as you might suspect, they were a lot smaller.
We decided we didn't want to mix all of the ingredients into one blender. There'd be stuff overflowing all over the place. Besides, we thought it would be more fun to have the wrestlers play a game in which they'd determine themselves which awful ingredients they'd have to consume.
We picked up an old craps table and made three giant dice emblazoned with the names of the various ingredients. The dice would determine which three ingredients would go into each blender along with the pig brains. Any way you look at it, the odds were against them rolling a winning combination. In fact, when it came to this dice game, nobody was a winner.
by Rich Brown