......Fear Factor made him vomit! NBC's 'Fear Factor' Sued for Rat-Eating Episode
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Whoever said this nation has too many damn lawsuits......shoulda been the prez! http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7247657
That show used to be cool but now its getting into 'Gross Factor'....
The stunts started off scary (rapelling skyscrapers, jumping to a moving car, etc)...now its eating goats testicles and other nasty crap. That is usually the second stunt, so I just switch the channel for about 12 minutes.
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
First it was the woman who sued McDonald's for her own mistake of spilling scalding hot coffee all over herself, now this, after countless other cases in between. I dearly hope that the court turns his case down. :cort:
Well its quite a long time sense Fear Factor began airing and they are just NOW being sued for eating some animal?
Can you say 'delayed reaction'? :lol:
This thread made my day, jeez louise
Fear factor is sick.....
Have you guys seen the episode where they had to eat fish eyes, goat eyes, cow eyes, and drink fresh pig liver? Nasty!
Never seen or heard of this 'fear factor', but it doesn't sound like I'm missing anything important. Téh funny though, you guys have way too many lawyers :p.
I would die without my life.
19th January 2004
The curious thing is that people can look elsewhere when they see a homeless, but not when they look at the TV.
they didn't HAVE to eat it I mean surely they sign some contract agreement of taking no responsability before going on the show....