The Travel Channel's newest show, "Thrill Factor," takes on Falcon's Fury, Busch Gardens Tampa's newest thrill ride in an episode airing tonight at 8 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

"Thrill Factor" hosts Tory Belleci and Kari Byron (of Mythbusters fame), take their scientific know-how on the road to explain how thrill rides work and the effect they have on our bodies when we ride them.

First up, they buckle in for the ride to the top of Busch Gardens Tampa's 335-foot-tall drop tower -- the tallest in North America -- and the subsequent face-down 60 mph plunge.

Along the way, they explain what makes the ride at the heart of the park's Pantopia (formerly Timbuktu) section tick: from the counterweights that raise the car to the electromagnets that slow its descent.

Maybe they'll convince me to screw up my courage and ride it.