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Extremely Hot Chili Triggers Brain Condition

Man ended up in the hospital after chili-eating contest

(Newser) - Some extremely hot chili peppers can cause a lot of discomfort. The Carolina Reaper can put you in a medical journal. A study published in the BMJ looks at the case of a 34-year-old man who developed "thunderclap headaches" after consuming just one of the incredibly hot peppers at... More »

World's Hottest Pepper Wreaks Havoc on Middle School

Carolina Reapers sicken more than two dozen students in Indiana

(Newser) - The inventor of the Carolina Reaper—the world's hottest pepper—describes it as "kind of like eating molten lava." "That's the best way to put it," he tells PRI . So you can only imagine what happened when a batch of Reapers made their way... More »

This Is Earth's Hottest Pepper

...according to Guinness, and it's grown in the US

(Newser) - The Carolina Reaper has taken the title of world's hottest pepper, after a four-year quest to do just that. The Guinness Book of World Records in November handed the honor to Ed Currie, who grows the fire-engine red peppers in South Carolina. The move followed 2012 testing at Winthrop... More »

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