The ghost chili, or bhut jolokia, is one of the hottest peppers on the planet. Averaging in at over a million Scoville heat units, it can be 40 times hotter than a jalapeno. Imagine trying to just eat a bite of one of those raw.
Now imagine eating THIRTEEN of them. Sounds crazy, right?
Not for new Guinness World record holder Kevin “L.A. Beast” Strahle, who managed to down the baker’s dozen worth of ghost peppers in under two minutes. Guinness World Records, who recorded the whole thing on Facebook before uploading a video of the effort to their YouTube channel, weighed Strahle’s total ghost consumption at 121.9 grams: nearly double the previous world record of 66 grams.
This guy must have a stomach of pure iron, because I’m pretty sure that amount of heat in such a short amount of time could burn a hole in somebody’s stomach or send them to the hospital.
It’s definitely impressive to watch, but please don’t try this at home. Unless you have the entire local fire department (and a Guinness World Records adjudicator) nearby, that is.