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Watch 1,000 daringly stupid people eat 1,000 ghost peppers for fun in Copenhagen
Global Post ^ | 06/11/2014 | Timothy McGrath

Posted on 06/11/2014 1:37:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Last week in Copenhagen, 1,000 people gathered in a public square to participate in a collective act that some might call idiotic and others brave. Together, bound in solidarity, they each ate one ghost chili pepper — one of the spiciest chili peppers on Earth.

Also called the "bhut jolokia," the ghost pepper grows in the Indian states of Assam and Nagland and, from 2007 till it was dethroned in 2012 by the Trinidad moruga scorpion, it was certified as the hottest pepper in the world by Guinness World Records. It measures over 1 million Scoville heat units. For comparison, classic Tabasco sauces measures between 2,500 and 5,000 SHUs.

So the ghost pepper is more than 400 times spicier than whatever hot sauce you're putting on your eggs in the morning. It's so insanely hot. So hot that India's Defence Research and Development Organisation has been working into the form of ahand grenade that will function like a tear gas cannister.

(Excerpt) Read more at globalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Humor
KEYWORDS: chile; chiles; cookery; ghostpeppers; idiotsonparade; peppers
Photos and You Tubes at the link.


1 posted on 06/11/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hold my Carlsberg and watch this - Ping


2 posted on 06/11/2014 1:40:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Milk fat will mitigate the hot pepper. Whole milk, sour cream, or buttermilk work best.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 1:40:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is one of the tastiest peppers.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 1:41:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: who knows what evil?; greeneyes

Ping.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 1:42:48 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Darksheare; NoCmpromiz; NicknamedBob; no-to-illegals

Ping.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 1:43:47 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: Responsibility2nd
And they though the peppers were hot going in...
7 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:15 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: nickcarraway
This is one of the tastiest peppers.

I'd have to agree with that statement. I tried some ghost pepper salsa recently ... my gosh, the flavor was amazing. Yeah, it was spicy hot, but not as hot as one would imagine. Now the ghost pepper hot sauce ... wow! That stuff is hot!!!

8 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:45 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: al_c

It’ll be 1000 anal flamethrowers tomorrow.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I didn’t know Copenhagen had a Stupid Convention...


10 posted on 06/11/2014 1:52:06 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Blood of Tyrants
flamethrowers... that will have no need of an igniter.. ;-)
11 posted on 06/11/2014 1:54:10 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Kinda funny actually. If I were there, I’d probably join in....


12 posted on 06/11/2014 1:55:49 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I prefer Egg Nog :)


13 posted on 06/11/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

14 posted on 06/11/2014 1:57:40 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: moose07

I take it that you did not partake... ;-)


15 posted on 06/11/2014 2:02:43 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: nickcarraway

“This is one of the tastiest peppers.”

Very hot, yes. But it’s hard to beat the flavor of an habañero, and it still has plenty of heat, unless a person is unfortunate and gets one of the tamed down (ruined) varieties.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 2:03:33 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve been growing Ghost peppers for years. Normally I don’t eat them whole. I dry them out and grind them down in a mortar and pestle then use the powder in cooking. It’s much easier to control the amount of heat that way.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 2:05:06 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: al_c
Ghost Peppers are delicious! They didn't mention the latest pepper to dethrone the Red Morouga Scorpion Pepper, it is the Carolina Reaper.

The Carolina Reaper has been verified to measure up to 2.2M SHU! The Ghost Pepper is around 970,000.

Just today, I planted all three peppers. I am starting them in the Rapid Rooter Tray.

I can't wait to try the Carolina Reaper!! The plants grows about 5ft high by 4ft wide.

18 posted on 06/11/2014 2:08:24 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Responsibility2nd

I like ghost pepper curry. However, in my opinion, the best tasting peppers are New Mexico chiles.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Responsibility2nd

Go ahead, wipe your eyes, I dare you ... I double dare you! As for other body areas, man or woman, be VERY CAREFUL!!!


20 posted on 06/11/2014 2:15:27 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: al_c

I like the flavor of the ghost pepper better than habanero. I use it to increase the heat of my jalapeno sauce. I also make pure ghost sauce for other applications. I would never do what they did.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 2:15:48 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: nickcarraway
This is one of the tastiest peppers.

Truly delicious - once you get the heat level right. Use the powder. Eating a pepper is just throwing yourself in front of a bus. But at the right heat level, the Ghost is really, really good.

Habanero tastes like metal in comparision. But the trick with habanero is to add some sitrus - any citrus will do. The two go together like Abbot and Costello.

22 posted on 06/11/2014 2:16:12 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
I’ve been growing Ghost peppers for years.

Do you grow yours in pots or in the ground?

23 posted on 06/11/2014 2:19:28 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Responsibility2nd

They aren’t bad at first bite. It takes a little while for the heat to set in.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 2:20:04 PM PDT by pallis
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To: NoCmpromiz

Not even invited.....Hurumpf.
The Habanero is more than enough.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 2:27:12 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That is what they say, but I haven’t been able to see that result.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 2:29:35 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Habanero peps are the max I can handle in Scovil units to the gut. Love hot peppers but there is a limit to the heat madness.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 2:34:02 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: logi_cal869
I didn’t know Copenhagen had a Stupid Convention...

I've been watching a Danish crime drama from the early 2000s.

One of last week's epis had a SWAT team playing games with an armed guy that killed an off-duty cop, wife, and son, instead of just taking him out when he waltzes back into their hands. They allowed the guy to take hostages inside a church.

And they were still playing non-lethal games when he's ready to murder the [female] minister.

Stupidity overcomes any dramatic effect cooked up by the writers/producers/director.

It's not like the show hasn't had LEOs shoot and kill anybody before...

28 posted on 06/11/2014 2:42:08 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: moose07
The Habanero is more than enough.

Well in case you ever want to, um, compare...

Not sure that anyone ever chose to eat 'Police Grade Pepper Spray' though... ;-)

29 posted on 06/11/2014 3:01:34 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Well, I feel sure this is an experience these guys will never forget.

But hey, it is only a six minute burn, it just feels like a lifetime.

30 posted on 06/11/2014 3:13:01 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Responsibility2nd

I expect there will be reports tomorrow.

31 posted on 06/11/2014 3:15:56 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Love jalapeños with hash-brown taters. That’s as hot as I wanna go though.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 3:16:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: NoCmpromiz

You can consider that swiped. :)
Can’t see Acetylene on the chart.

Amusing True story about the Police pepper spray:
They imported a few canisters of ‘Your’ stuff to see how it worked.
Not well, was the result. The officers who deployed it where the ones who where beaten the H*ll out of.
The solution was a spray five times stronger. It has an 90% success rate.
The pepper is stronger and they mix teargas with it. Tastes awful.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 3:17:37 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: nickcarraway

not really....if you eat a whole one you can’t taste anything....There comes a point where ‘the burn’ just washes out every thing. These leave taste buds blistered (and any other skin that touches the oils or seeds).


34 posted on 06/11/2014 3:27:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: sand88
Do you grow yours in pots or in the ground?

I grow them in pots then take them indoors for the winter. They will live for years if you take care of them.

35 posted on 06/11/2014 4:05:27 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: sand88

I’ll bet the Deer and the Antelope stay away from those pepper-bombs, don’t they?


36 posted on 06/11/2014 4:46:17 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Responsibility2nd

Enjoy gobbling your Ghost! Our trained Physician Assistants are standing by ready to assist you.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 4:50:12 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Black Agnes

One? Puh-lease.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 5:41:29 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: al_c
And they though the peppers were hot going in...

Indeed...burns at both ends. Many sampling a bhut for the first time don't realize the game is only half-over once their mouth and throat stop burning...

39 posted on 06/11/2014 5:46:29 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lee martell
I’ll bet the Deer and the Antelope stay away from those pepper-bombs, don’t they?

I am in the suburbs not near any dear.

I have a friend who visited India a few years ago. He stated he saw where farmers planted Ghost Pepper plants around all their other crops. It was to keep the elephants from doing damage. He said the elephants wouldn't go near the Ghost pepper plants.

40 posted on 06/11/2014 5:51:43 PM PDT by sand88
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To: al_c

I LOVE that tagline. Thanks !


41 posted on 06/12/2014 12:34:39 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: SES1066
Go ahead, wipe your eyes, I dare you ... I double dare you! As for other body areas, man or woman, be VERY CAREFUL!!!

I had that experience as a noob making homemade chili for the first time 31 years ago. I guarantee you, it is unforgettable.

42 posted on 06/12/2014 12:37:08 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I recommend Thai peppers - 50K to 100K Scoville.

Marvelous flavor, almost black pepper like, but very nicely hot.


43 posted on 06/12/2014 12:40:42 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“That would hurt my anal.”
44 posted on 06/12/2014 12:47:15 PM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!!!")
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To: al_c
And they though the peppers were hot going in...
Also known as the Ring of Fire....
45 posted on 06/12/2014 7:12:34 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Where are we going from here? Oh yea, downhill...)
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