In case you couldn’t recognize him from his screams of joy (and terror), the man driving that race car is none other than former Mythbuster Tory Belleci. Now that he’s done being dropped from a building and then, sadly, being dropped from the show made famous by former toilet-paper spokesman Adam Savage and partner in crime Jamie Hyneman [read our interview here -ed], Tory and his former Mythbusters castmate Kari Byron are now starring in their own show on Travel Channel, Thrill Factor.
Thrill Factor‘s objective is to…
… explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and other heart-pumping experiences through a scientific lens. Hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci dive into the engineering and physics that explain why these rides excite adrenaline junkies.
And while the question of “why are roller coasters fun?” doesn’t appear to require the full and unbridled might of scientific exploration to answer, we also didn’t think we needed to see someone swim in syrup on Mythbusters —
But clearly we did.