Friday, April 2, 2010

Awesome Chili Pepper Could Burn Your Face Off

From the British paper the Sun we have word of the newest champion in the world's hottest pepper contest.

Tests by Warwick University rate the new variety at 1,067,286 on the Scoville Scale which is used to measure the heat of peppers.

The former record-holder, the Indian Bhut Jolokia, is 1,041,427.

A jalapeno measures just 2,500 to 5,000. Weapons-grade pepper spray is 2,000,000.

The Lincs variety is named Infinity for its "never-ending" burn, which cannot be quelled by even the best antidote, milk.

A novice who eats it can require hospital treatment for mouth blisters and burns.

Grower Woody Woods, 37, of Fire Foods in Grantham, said: "It is like eating red-hot coal.

Make me some damn chili!

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