"I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 10
Episode No.: 7/13 (115)
First Broadcast: October 29, 2006
Viewership (in millions): 11.66[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.9/9
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me and Want Me to Be in One of His Movies"
Next: "He Can't Swim, but He Can Eat Cow Lips"

I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 10.


Tempers flare at the airport when one team books tickets for an allied team further back in the ticket line, causing major hostility.

While racing through the streets of Mauritius, one team has a major scare when they crash their car into a bus. Another team has trouble getting their car into gear and must watch as all the other teams pass by them. Meanwhile, two teams create an alliance but wonder if the bond is strong enough to bring them to the end. Could the race to the Pit Stop among friends mean the demise of another alliance?[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Al Sadiq Water Towers are as follows:

  1. David & Mary (12:37 am)
  2. Dustin & Kandice (3:40 am)
  3. Rob & Kimberly (3:53 am)
  4. Lyn & Karlyn (4:10 am)
  5. Erwin & Godwin (4:18 am)
  6. Tyler & James (4:55 am)

Teams must fly to Plaine Magnien, Mauritius. Upon arrival, teams must take a marked car, which contains their next clue, a mini-replica ship. They must figure out that the ship is the Isla Mauritia boat and drive to Grand Baie and swim out to it to receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to the Merville Beach Hotel in Port Louis.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to climb into a kayak and paddled out into the ocean. No further details about the task are known, as the task was unaired.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Kandice was seen in promotional material for the episode performing the Roadblock. In addition, bystander footage shows Kimberly and Kandice starting the task.[3] Rob also mentions in Leg 12, he could've done the Roadblock, implying he only performed 6 by that point. In the same leg, James mentions he has done more Roadblocks than Tyler up to that point. Though neither Lyn nor Karlyn were seen or mentioned this task, by Leg 12, Karlyn completes 7 Roadblocks, meaning by default Lyn had done this task. It is unknown who did the Roadblock for David & Mary or Erwin & Godwin.

Teams must drive themselves to Case Noyale and find the post office to find their next clue.

Choice A: Salt
Teams must drive themselves to Les Salines de Petite Rivière Noire. There, they have to search through three gigantic piles of salt for a saltshaker with their next clue inside. However, not every saltshaker found in the piles had a clue inside of it.

None of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Sea
Teams must choose a boat captain, and then travel by motorboat to an island called Île aux Benitiers, 2.5 miles away. Once there, they have to search the island using a treasure map to find the boat's sail. After finding it, they have to carry it back to the boat, attach it, and sail back.

All of the teams chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Château Bel Ombre to check in.

For coming in first, Dustin & Kandice each won a motor-scooter.

For coming in last place, David & Mary are "marked for elimination". If they do not arrive first in the next leg, they would be assessed a 30-minute penalty.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S10 DustinKandice
 1st place 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens
S10 TylerJames
 2nd place 
Tyler & James
S10 RobKimberly
 3rd place 
Rob & Kimberly
S10 ErwinGodwin
 4th place 
Erwin & Godwin
S10 LynKarlyn
 5th place 
Lyn & Karlyn
Single Moms/Friends
S10 DavidMary
 6th place 
David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife


  • This episode's title is said by Tyler while digging in the salt pits at the Detour.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Mauritius.
  • This episode was delayed 20 minutes on the East and Mountain time-zones due to overruns by NFL games.
  • Leg winners, Dustin & Kandice, would also go on to win two more motor-scooters in Leg 9 of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.