Friday, 19 May 2017

Some Like It Hot,

wait a second is that not the title of a film?

moving on, a grower in Wales has, with the help of researchers at Nottingham Trent University, developed a pepper so hot experts believe that attempting to chew and swallow just one of these harmless-looking peppers would put a person at risk of death from anaphylactic shock, in laymen’s terms, it would burn and close up their airways, Mike Smith set out to create a novelty chili pepper for a national grower’s show, he had no idea he would accidentally end up with the world’s hottest pepper, called Dragon’s Breath – a tribute to its Welsh heritage – the record-breaking pepper scores a whopping 2.48 million units on the Scoville scale of hotness

intended to be a tiny thing of beauty, the Dragon’s Breath pepper turned out to be a sensory beast that can’t really be consumed unless you’re willing to put your life at risk, just to put into perspective how hot this thing is, the Scotch bonnet, a chili usually eaten as a challenge, scores between 100,000 and 350,000 Scovilles, military-grade pepper spray registers at 2 million units on the same scale, and the previous world’s hottest pepper was rated at a maximum 2.2 million units, Dragon’s Breath blows them all away with an impressive rating of 2.48 million Scovilles, 

and yes there was a film called Some Like It Hot, an old time favourite of mine.

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