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This Bottle Of Vodka Is 200 Times Hotter Than Sriracha

No matter how tough you think you are when it comes to spicy food, chances are you will look at this and simply say, “Na, fam. Not tryin’ to die today.” Yeah, it’s that hot.

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The ‘Hot Enough’ Vodka Co. came out with the hottest alcohol in the world back in 2012, known as the Naga Chilli Vodka. The vodka is infused with a chili pepper called the Naga Jolokia, or more commonly referred to as the “ghost chili.” According to the spice fiends over at Chilli Wizards, the Naga Jolokia pepper clocks in at an insanely high number on the Scoville scale, ranging anywhere from 800,000 to 1,000,000.

In case you don’t know, the Scoville scale is the scale used to determine how hot or spicy something is. For example, Tabasco Original Hot Sauce would be around 3,750 Scovilles, while Frank’s Original Hot Sauce comes in at a measly 500 Scovilles.

The Naga Chilli Vodka, now that you have a general idea of where things would be located on the scale, practically breathes fire with a whopping 100,000 on the Scoville scale. But wait, there’s more…

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The original version with 100,000 was released in 2012, however they’ve amped it up since then, creating a bottle that pushes 250,000 and the hottest one of all, clocking in at an insane 500,000 SCOVILLES! One chili-loving expert over at Masters of Malt was quoted saying, “What’s that? No, I’m not crying…my teeth feel weird. Are my lips swelling? Get that stuff out of my sight.”

The 500,000 Scovilles bottle of Naga Chili Vodka is nearly as strong as the weakest pepper spray on the market, which is still ridiculously painful. Still think you can handle it? Yeah, everyone does.

If you order a bottle from the Masters of Malt and have an interesting, sad or crazy story to go along with it, let me know! Also, don’t be a hero.

 

 

via Metro UK, Masters of Malt

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Watch the Hilarious Reactions of 1,000 People Eating Ghost Chilies at the Same Time

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Looking for a bit of schadenfreude on a rainy Friday? Look no further than this hilarious — likely sponsored by milk (we see you) — video, which features 1,000 people gathering to eat ghost chilies, one of the hottest peppers in the world. It rates about 1,000,000 heat units on the Scoville scale, which measures the amount of heat-inducing capsaicin.

And since your brain thinks your tongue is on fire when you eat spicy food, well, you can imagine how hot things got at the event, the brainchild of an organization called Chili Klaus, which sells dried versions of some of the hottest peppers in the world, including the ghost chili and the scotch bonnet.

After the thousand people consumed the peppers, the challenge was simple: just keep the pepper down. While milk was provided, those poor, red, teary-eyed faces make our tongues ache in sympathy.  Check out the video below.

Would you take the ghost chili challenge?

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World’s Hottest Pizza Will Make Your Tongue Bleed, Seriously

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We’ve heard it all before. Some new restaurant comes on the scene boasting the hottest (insert food here) challenge and thinks they’re the most bad ass of the bunch. The newest claim comes from U.K. based pizzeria, Little Italy Pizza Company, claiming they’ve got the world’s hottest pizza. Better known as the “Death by Pizza”, owner and spicy pie creator James Broderick has no doubt his pie reigns supreme.

The pizza is made up just like any other pie using some ordinary dough and mozzarella, but things heat up with the addition of Broderick’s secret sauce that clocks in at a whopping 12 million Scoville units. For those of you unfamiliar with the Scoville scale, it’s how you measure spicy heat in chili peppers and other foods. Just so you can get a feel for how spicy this pizza really is it’s worth noting that standard issue police pepper spray measures 5 million Scoville units. Yes, that means this pizza is more than double the impact of getting sprayed Occupy UC Davis style. With a sauce that hot it’s no wonder that the chefs have to wear face masks just to build the damn pie.

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The “Death by Pizza” gets its heat from twenty Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilies. Known as one of the world’s hottest peppers, this chile has been responsible for causing heart attacks. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention several customers also just started straight up bleeding from the tongue after trying this pie? Don’t worry, they knew what they were getting into since they were required to sign a disclaimer citing “risk of injury of death” from the fiery pizza.

You would think that people are putting themselves through this agonizing torture for restaurant fame and a significant cash prize right? Well, if you manage to finish the pizza in under 30 minutes, keep it down for 15 after eating and drink no more than one pint of a liquid of your choice, you get: immortalized on the restaurant’s Wall of Flame, a certificate proving your worth and a cash prize of £20. Twenty. Pounds. That’s less than $40USD and that’s after the pizza cost you £12 a.k.a. about $20USD. What the what.

H/T + PicThx Yahoo News UK

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The World’s Hottest Pepper is Created in South Carolina

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The world’s hottest pepper resembles an inappropriate scorpion tail. The surface is crinkled and oily with a loud red color, its seeds rate an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units — beating out the previous titleholder, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, by more than 300,000 units.

Tested by Winthrop University throughout 2012, the Carolina Reaper grown by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co. in South Carolina earned itself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records last month. The Associated Press reports that the record is for the hottest batch of Currie’s peppers tested, filed as HP22B, or “Higher Power, Pot No. 22, Plant B.” The hottest individual Carolina Reaper of the lot weighed in at 2.2 million Scoville Heat Units.

To put things in perspective, a jalapeño pepper has rating of 5,000 on the Scoville scale; ghost peppers clock in at 1 million and pepper spray at 2 million Scoville Units. At more than 1.5 million units, the Carolina Reaper should come with a mini fire extinguisher. Just in case.

H/T LA Times, Associated Press + Picthx PuckerButt Pepper Co.