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In episode Building Walk, Criss prepared for the titular stunt by climbing to the roof of the hotel and leaning over the side at angles that would've normally caused him to fall to his death. Because of this, a passer-by who spotted him called the police, reporting Criss as a suicide jumper. Thanks to this incident, it was at first uncertain if the police would allow the stunt to continue as scheduled, putting it in jeopardy.
Criss had to make his escape earlier then planned because he was not feeling well.
In episode Tesla Strike, Criss is taken to the hospital in an ambulance after he is knocked unconscious by the lightning from the Tesla Coil. Reportedly, beyond the unconsciousness, doctors feared that Criss had suffered permanent nerve damage to his foot. Luckily, Criss made a full recovery. To date, this is the only stunt in which Criss was injured severely enough to be hospitalized.
Criss did get to take the car home, a 2005 Dodge Viper.
Criss was pulled over by the police in a road test with the Viper.
This is the first episode where Criss unsuccessfully performs an attempted feat. In this case, it occurred in the Dodge dealership, where he incorrectly guessed that a participant was thinking of a ring. Instead, she was envisioning the black watch.
Oher magicians have died trying to preform this stunt.
Even Houdini backed out of being buried alive for fear of not being able to complete it.
It took Criss roughly 1 hour and 44 minutes to escape from being Buried Alive.
The stunt takes place in the same location The Devil's Rejects was filmed.
Criss had originally wanted to fly over the Las Vegas strip.
They had trouble finding a location that would allow them to perform this stunt.
Criss never took any painkillers for any of his body suspensions.
Criss was suspended for 5 hours and 42 minutes. He hung from 8 eight-gage fish hooks: six in his back and two in his legs. Criss holds the world record for longest body suspension of that kind. This posistion is called "Superman".
This was his first public stunt.
Dave Baram and Simon Millar are also producers of Mindfreak.
The music playing during Criss' "flight" is Korn, Right Now from the album Take A Look In The Mirror.
Actually, Right Now was played before his actual ascent - Criss requested Korn when he was trying to overcome the pain & use mind over matter while swinging on the scaffolding in preparation for the actual event. Alone I Break, from Untouchables is what plays when he's actually in flight over the valley.
Dave Baram and Simon Millar, Criss' managers, both make an on-camera appearance in this episode.
Criss' girlfriend is named JoAnn.
Banachek has long been regarded as a master of the mind. A leader in tricks of the mind Banachek is a pro, and he even releases tapes showing how to perform some of the tricks from his repertoire.
The stunt Criss is attempting to top in this episode is Houdini's 1908 milk can escape.
Richard Kaufman appears in this episode. He is the publisher for Genii Magazine, one of the oldest and most respected magazine's on magic in the United States.
"Uncle Theo" of Criss' surreal family is played by the Great Johnny Thompson who is also a consultant on Mindfreak.
Mark Chadwick, the stunt coordinator that helped Criss prepare and perform the dangerous stunt of being on fire has also done stunts for many of today's movies.
His credits include Hostage, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Blade 2, and We Were Soldiers among many others.
Criss' cat is named Minx.
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