18) Clowning Around
‘Wipeout’ purposefully looks for contestants who want to clown around and crash spectacularly. That’s what attracts people to the show, after all, so it makes sense they want outlandish people in front of the camera. They also don’t want people who just fall to the ground with grace, they look for people that’ll make a huge scene and create a lot of humor. However, there’s more than meets the eye, and the show is full of secrets.
One time, a 38-year-old contestant wiped out and was knocked unconscious. He died the next day from undetected coronary artery disease. It’s an unfortunate coincidence that makes the show seem less safe than it is (via Just Starz).