This Is What Eating the Hottest Pepper on Earth Will Do to Your Body
It's eight times hotter than a habañero.
Don't Fear The Reaper
A Carolina Reaper Pepper Sent a Man to the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches
It’s the first report of this kind of thing happening.
Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis
It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.
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Is Your Insane Hot Sauce Habit Destroying Your Stomach?
Or your butthole?
Weed and Hot Peppers Show Potential for Soothing Your Gut
Mice were also effectively “cured” of type-1 diabetes.
Chef Attacks Diner with Chili Powder During Fight Over Tough Meat
A Welsh man ended up being hospitalized with very swollen eyes and burns on his chest.
Hot Red Chili Peppers Are Associated With Living Longer, Study Suggests
The biggest effect was seen in heart disease and stroke.
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A Guy Burned a Huge Hole in His Esophagus by Eating Ghost Peppers
Sometimes hot peppers can straight-up burn a hole through the human body.
Why Eating Ginger with Chili Peppers Could Save Your Life
There is a growing body of science supporting the health benefits of capsaicin but also mounting evidence suggesting that it can cause cancer. A team of scientists set out to better understand this contradiction.
Here’s Why Water Is the Worst Thing to Drink With a Spicy Meal
A new video released by the American Chemical Society explains exactly why drinking water after you eat spicy food is pretty much the worst thing you can do.
The 'World's Hottest Curry' Made Me Hallucinate
I ate a plate of hot chilies stuffed with even hotter chilies and slathered in chili sauce. You'd be hard-pressed to find something spicier outside of a can of pepper spray.
Wasabi Could Be the Key to the Next Great Painkiller
Scientists are hoping that a detailed map of the pain receptor associated with wasabi and horseradish can help them design better analgesic medicine.