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    World’s hottest pepper is ‘hot enough to strip paint’ - Yahoo! News

    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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    Ummm, think I will pass on this one!
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    i'll have to find it for hub. He can eat any pepper without whining. I can't even handle ketchup
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    ^wuss

    I'd be interested in its paint stripping properties. I've got a desk I'd like to refinish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
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    i AM! lol. Last year we went to Vegas, and in a mall on the strip, they had a kiosk that sold all types of hot sauces. They had something there, that the lady said was like Ghost Sauce, but tastier. They let you take a toothpick, and put just a teeny bit on your tongue. I couldn't feel my tongue for a half hour. Needless to say, I bought it for hub.
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    I wish they'd describe it in terms I understand. Like "hot enough to take a 4-hour-long dump".

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    This is one pepper-lover's reaction to the Naga Jolokia, one of the other hottest peppers. I don't think I'd like to try it.
    [youtube]1tRq8ExAHzk[/youtube]

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    Thinking I'll pass on this.........
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    Really what's the point. I use peppers to enhance, not cause me discomfort. Use it as a weapon? Like a pepper spray or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake View Post
    Really what's the point. I use peppers to enhance, not cause me discomfort. Use it as a weapon? Like a pepper spray or what?
    Sure. If it can strip paint I'd hate to see what it can do to someone's skin or eyes.

    The video of that guy... He's nuts
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    Id try it. But then again I like spicy foods.

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    I'll try it too. Have had the ghost peppers- spicy but not insanely so. These look like the little peppers on the buffets in brazil, so delicious!!
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    We have a hot sauce here called "Smack my ass and call me Sally"
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    Quote Originally Posted by NVash View Post
    Id try it. But then again I like spicy foods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    I'll try it too. Have had the ghost peppers- spicy but not insanely so. These look like the little peppers on the buffets in brazil, so delicious!!


    Can't wait to try this! Every day i eat Dave's Insanity Sauce on everything except dessert so i'm ready
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