I found out the other day that one of our newly hired appearance technicians was on Fear Factor. The episode aired a few weeks back. The first round consisted of jumping from one rooftop to another about one story below. He didn't make it; claims he stutter-stepped and didn't get a good jump. I had to give him a hard time about it because the eventual winner was a girl barely over five feet tall and she was able to make the jump with room to spare. He also claims that he wouldn't have eaten the "coagulated blood balls" in the next round.
Personally, I don't think they give the winners enough money for some of those stunts, although if they let me drive a car off the edge of a parking garage, I'd probably be willing to pay THEM.