Ghost peppers are deadly hot.
How hot? Well, on the Scoville scale of hotness, a jalepeno pepper ranges between 3,500 and 4,000 SHUs. Tabasco Sauce ranges between 30,000 and 50,000 SHUs.
The ghost pepper? We're talking about 800,000 to over 1 million SHUs. That's deadly hot.
So it's a little surprising when 1,000 people gathered together in Copenhagen to simultaneously eat ghost peppers, also known as Bhut Jolokia.
It was the brainchild of pepper enthusiast Claus Pilgaard, the self-described Chili Klaus, who made his name by eating hot peppers on YouTube.
Clearly Mr. Pilgaard is a bit of a sadist, for he seems to enjoy seeing others in pain. How else to explain the 1,000 people writhing and wincing in agony after ingesting these killer peppers?
Three times hotter than the habanero pepper, the ghost pepper grows only in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur. It packs enough kick to bring tears to even the bravest eater's eyes, and is so hot that India's Defence Research andRead More »from Watch 1,000 brave souls eat world’s hottest ghost peppers simultaneously