We all have regrets in this life. It is an unavoidable consequence of the human experience. That being said, most of us don’t have regrets that are quite this obviously avoidable. This poor kid decided to swallow a ghost pepper whole and had one of the most immediate cases of regret ever recorded. Rightfully so.
The Guinness Book of World Records has ranked the Ghost Pepper, or Bhut Jolokia if you want a fancy science name for it, as the hottest pepper in world. Just as a point of reference, it is more than 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
Most of us would have the good sense to never even let one of those things near our mouths, but this kid just goes for it. Stupid or not, it was impressive. Well, maybe it would have been more impressive had he taken it in stride a bit better than he did. In any case, the Internet thanks you, kid.
Post by Ryan Scott