Joe Rogan's Machiavellian carnival of mortal terror, "Fear Factor," included everything from contestants being buried alive in a pit of tarantulas to having them chow down on sheep's eyes. The show represents a tipping point in our television viewing in which watching strangers scream obscenities at one another simply was not enough. The Brighton Memorial Library is resurrecting "Fear Factor's" endearing schadenfreude, but in a much lighter way. Food Fear Factor is throwing down the gauntlet for kids in grades 6 through 12 who think they can stomach eating anything from crickets and worms to vegemite and seaweed. Should they persevere to the end, there's a Summer Reading Program prize pack waiting for them.
Food Fear Factor will take place Tuesday, August 12, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Brighton Memorial Library (2300 Elmwood Avenue). Free. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Community Relations Manager Judy Rosenberg, 784-5346.