Fear Factor

  1. The American TV show "Fear factor" appears to be gathering a cult following here in the UK. It is shown on Sky satellite TV where contestants face their fears for a prize of $50,000.
    Is it still shown over there. It got me thinking about my fears. I can do the physical stuff, can eat anything (well almost!) but have a real fear of heights to the extent even $50,000 would not attempt me. I get dizzy on a step-ladder!!!!

    What are your genuine fears? (No prizes for the craziest)
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   subec
    Yes, Fear Factor is still shown here. Some of those stunts are DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!

    As for my fears----anything having to do with mice. I know it isn't rational for 6' me to be afraid of something so small, but.....

    $50,000 isn't enough to get me anywhere near a room full of mice. I'm not really sure what amount of money would be enough.

    I do enjoy watching this show---one of my guilty pleasures.
  4. by   Ortho_RN
    Water... I can't swim... So those water stunts just freak me out... I can't even watch them, makes me feel all clostaphobic (sp) and like Im drowning... YUK
  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    If you go to their web site, you can watch video clips of the grossest stunts week. I think that's what it's called. The things they have eaten/done are so disgusting I refuse to watch that show. One night (a moment of weakness) I watched them ask contestants to eat boiled duck eggs- complete with duck inside, feathers, bones, etc., and drink it down with pureed pig liver. I retched just watching it. It's not worth the money to me. No way, no how.
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    I have a pretty strong stomach but I had to change the channel when they were eating rotten cheese with maggots.
    I'll not watch that show again.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I can't do cockroaches. Can't be near them, let alone EAT them. They had madascar hissing roaches once. The stupids were filling their MOUTHS with them like it was going out of style. For 50K? No way no how. Try 50 MILLION!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK.
  8. by   mageean
    In last night's show the contestants had to drink a PINT of raw Ostrich egg. How gross is that for 50k!!!!
  9. by   RNonsense
    I could never eat a bug/spider/maggot and the like...
  10. by   Heather333
    I love that show! I do get kinda queasy at some of the stunts but I still can't help but watching!

  11. by   frannybee
    Deep water where I can't see the bottom and murky water when I can't tell if there are any animals or fish in there. I also have this irrational fear that if I dangle my leg over the edge of the bed while I sleep, something will reach out from underneath and grab my leg. My uncle knew about this fear and did it once when I was a kid...took Mum hours to calm me down, she just about had to scrape me off the ceiling. :stone
  12. by   Robin61970
    I have to go with Rusty....I watch the show because my 8 year old loves it, BUT maggots...thats just nasty....that one made me gag.....
  13. by   RosieGlow
    that show can be tough. They really make those people work for the money, that's for sure!

    My biggest fear is probably cockroaches. I don't know if I'm so much scared of them or what but I just can't stand them! They give me the heebie jeebies!

    I like being scared by media. Really more movies than television. Although I noticed Fear Factor is a promotional tie-in with this horror movie I want to see called Identity. Hopefully that's a clue that the movie will definitely be scary. Heck, at the very least I can look at John Cusack for a few hours. I've got nothing to lose!