I figured that after a chili made it over 1 million Schoville Units (which measures the amount of the active ingredient capsaicin that a chili has) that we would stop trying to break this record.
I hoped this if only to spare those goobers who endanger their health and comfort when they consumed these killer chillies. In comparison, Jalapeno peppers, the most popular, are only around 5000 Schoville units. Puppy poop.
I like my food spicy but not suicidal spicy and I HAVE eaten food from an Hindu wedding so I know from hot. It just seems when you go beyond a hotness that is impossible for humans to enjoy and could possibly be deadly, you just need to stop.
Now if hot, hot chilli's can fuel my jet pack....keep experimenting.
These mega chillies are not only used for foods but have military applications as the article contends,
"The Indian Government has been examining ways of using the very hottest chillies such as the Bhut Jolokia to produce a spice bomb that would completely incapacitate enemy soldiers without killing them.
Earlier this year they created an 81-mm tear-gas like grenade which could be thrown by a soldier. The mix of spices and phosphorous chokes the enemy’s respiratory tract, leaving targets barely able to breathe for a time.It also causes severe stinging to the skin as well as streaming eyes, a burning throat and disorientation."
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.