Travel Channel's Thrill Factor brings former Mythbusters hosts to theme parks

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Thrill Factor television show debuting this week on the Travel Channel lets theme park fans get their science on while screaming their heads off. The 10-part series starting Wednesday at 8 p.m. explores the science behind roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and other extreme experiences using engineering, physics and biomechanics. The new 30-minute show is hosted by Kari Byron and Tory Belleci.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:33 PM
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Tommytheduck said:

If so, I'm not sure how someone who helped build the ride, and has probably ridden it hundreds of times can provide an accurate representation of typical rider responses to coasters.

I think the problem is your assumption that that's the goal of the show.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:02 PM
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 8:46 PM
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That's French for "I don't speak French."

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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:10 AM
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Andy's post is right on the Monet.

Crap, I think gator just seized control of my PC...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:42 AM

Count de Monet?

Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:36 AM
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Hedley Lamarr!

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Friday, August 21, 2015 10:50 AM
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