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Hot! Hot! Hot Peppers!

There are hot peppers and then there are HOT peppers. This afternoon we were talking about the Scoville rating system and how some peppers are hotter than others. The Scoville scale measures how hot chili peppers are. The number of Scoville heat units indicate how much capsaicin is present in the pepper. Capsaicin is the chemical compound responsible for the hot sensation you feel when eating a pepper.

Recently, an ESPN reporter casually took a bite out of a Bhut Joloki pepper, not realizing how hot it would be. Not even milk could cut the heat. If you want to see how he handled it,

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Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
LOL that was great!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
i still get a kick out of this...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh my oh my...
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
I started to get worried when he touched his eyes later in the segment (thankfully with his other hand), because hot pepper resin on fingers and then those in your eyes? PAINFUL!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
That poor guy. I have done this before so I know how painful it can be.
techkim techkim 9 years
Oh man that was funny. HELLO I know not to take a bite out of SOME peppers and I like hot. . I saw this one where a teenage ate a habanaro and I could not watch him it was so painful looking.
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 9 years
that was hilarious. my husband loved it.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
"How long is this going to last?" !!!! hahahahahahahahaha what a douche
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
SilentVamp, I was joking. Of course I can eat green (bell) peppers. I'm just not a "hot" fan. :-)
mollywog mollywog 9 years
Hee! I've seen that pepper grower on the Food Network before, he always cracks up at the different tv personalities that eat his peppers. I love hot peppers, but not that hot!
michichan michichan 9 years
Who's done that before?
rebelchipmunk rebelchipmunk 9 years
that was hilarious, and when the other reporter said, "you stay classy rob stone," that was icing on the cake.
annebreal annebreal 9 years
I love how he took another bite!! That was probably the funniest game break segment I've ever seen, they're usually so annoying. Although if it was a game I wanted to see I probably still woulda been mad, hehe.
Tech Tech 9 years
I love hot peppers.. but 5-6 hours of hotness -yowzas!!
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
Mamaseacat, green peppers are not spicy at all (seriously, not even a tiny, tiny bit), and you shouldn't be afraid! They are quite delicious and contain lots of water.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
I feel bad for laughing LOL
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
Awww, poor guy. Makes ya feel kind of sorry for himwhen you're laughing at him! :ROTFL:
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
:ROTFL: How long is this going to last!!!! 5-6 hours!!!!!!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Hahaha! That's funny!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I'm too chicken to even eat green peppers. :-)
partysugar partysugar 9 years
That was hysterical!
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