My favorite theory is that aliens are astounded by our need for adrenaline. We will put ourselves at risk just for the fun if it. Roller coasters, sky diving, base jumping, hell, going to the gun range gives me an adrenaline boost!
But what about shows like Fear Factor. People compete to be more grossed out, to overcome more fear, to overcome the human condition!
So, what if the aliens see a couple humans watching the show?
“Human Judy, what are you watching?” Zorgk questioned as the humans began to argue over whether spiders or scorpions are worse. Zorgk’s experience had taught them that both are equally dangerous and whenever humans debate which is more lethal, only trouble follows.
“It’s just a Fear Factor rerun.” Human Judy answered without breaking eye contact with Human Jake. “Scorpions are way worse!”
“Fear Factor?” Zorgk asked hesitantly.
Human Judy turned away from Jake to bear her teeth in a grin’. “Contestants go on the show to see who can handled more that the rest. They have had eating contests and they’ve jumped out of planes,”
“Yeah, it’s super exciting to watch!” Jake joined in, “They even trap them in a box with bug but Judy thinks that scorpions are worse than spiders?!”
‘Super exciting to WATCH?!’ Zorgk thought incredously. They were going to question the humans some more about the need for adrenaline and if it has some bearing on their well-being but it was too late, the debate was back on. Human Judy was adamant that scorpions are always poisoness while Human Jake argued that Spiders are worse because they are mostly all poisoness AND they give a false sense of security because not all of them are bad.
Zorgk decided that a retreat was in order. Humans and their need to prove themselves and their need to see out 'thrills’ never ceased to amaze and terrify the Jarthinark. One could only wonder if it was biologically necessary or if humans were as concerning as the stories foretold.