Thrill Factor

"Thrill Factor" explores the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and other heart-pumping experiences through a scientific lens. Sharing their passion for both adventure and science, hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci dive into the amazing engineering, physics and biomechanics that explain why these rides excite adrenaline junkies around the world.

Whether it's jumping out of planes, racing IndyCars or plummeting down the world's tallest waterslide, each episode offers a different and daring thrill. Kari and Tory use themselves as guinea pigs, strapping in to these fast and frightening rides to collect data about the science of fun.

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Fall Frenzy

Episode 1x11; Oct 25, 2015

Kari & Tory travel across the US, exploring the fun of fear as they enter two of the country's most notorious haunted houses. Along the way, they examine the science behind some of the country's most epic fall traditions.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x11: Fall FrenzyOct 25, 2015
1x10: Bobsled ShredSep 9, 2015
1x09: Air HeadsSep 9, 2015
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