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    I bet there is some real atomic farting goin' on after eating this....

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...to-strip-paint



    Fiery food mavens seeking to one-up each other now have to gear up for a whole new test of culinary bravado: the world's hottest chili pepper.

    Yes, the Naga Viper, the latest claimant to the world's-hottest-pepper crown, outdistances its predecessor, the Bhut Jolokia, or "ghost chili," by more than 300,000 points on the famous Scoville scale of tongue-scorching chili hotness. Researchers at Warwick University testing the Naga Viper found that it measures 1,359,000 on the Scoville scale, which rates heat by tracking the presence of a chemical compound. In comparison, most varieties of jalapeño peppers measure in the 2,500 to 5,000 range -- milder than the Naga Viper by a factor of 270.

    You might think the Naga Viper would hail from some part of the world with a strong demand for spicy food, such as India or Mexico. But the new pepper is actually the handiwork of Gerald Fowler, a British chili farmer and pub owner, who crossed three of the hottest peppers known to man -- including the Bhut Jolokia -- to create his Frankenstein-monster chili.

    "It's painful to eat," Fowler told the Daily Mail. "It's hot enough to strip paint." Indeed, the Daily Mail reports that defense researchers are already investigating the pepper's potential uses as a weapon.

    But Fowler -- who makes customers sign a waiver declaring that they're of sound mind and body before trying a Naga Viper-based curry -- insists that consuming the fiery chili does the body good.

    "It numbs your tongue, then burns all the way down," he told the paper. "It can last an hour, and you just don't want to talk to anyone or do anything. But it's a marvelous endorphin rush. It makes you feel great."
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    My mouth watered just from reading that. Yikes!

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    • #3
      Here is a nifty video of some Brit dumb ass eating those....

      Go to about the 2:45 mark to get to the good stuff.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by McSmashie View Post
        Here is a nifty video of some Brit dumb ass eating those....

        Go to about the 2:45 mark to get to the good stuff.
        He got insanely sweatly, insanely quick.
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        • #5
          Wow amazing, he ate 2 as well crazy

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          • #6
            I bought Mightyhorse some Jolokia pepper hot sauce for his birthday, it is damn near inedible so I can't imagine what that thing is like.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by McSmashie View Post
              Here is a nifty video of some Brit dumb ass eating those....

              Go to about the 2:45 mark to get to the good stuff.
              HOLY .... that's brutal..

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              • #8
                Um yeah that jolokia hot sauce chaz is talkin about could kill a person. I dont know why anyone would create something hotter thats just dumb.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MightyHorse View Post
                  Um yeah that jolokia hot sauce chaz is talkin about could kill a person. I dont know why anyone would create something hotter thats just dumb.
                  If something CAN be done, it WILL be done. Simple as that. :doh:
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                  • #10
                    I once spilled one in my eye.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brancos View Post
                      I once spilled one in my eye.
                      Tim Tebow uses it as contact solution.
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                      • #12
                        Thats nothin, my blood measures 2,000,000 units.
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