This couple is doomed

This does not strike me as one of the things you laugh about twenty years later:

The Pepperhead report on this particular bit of Hot Stuff:

This is the super hot pepper that started it all. All the way from Assam, India it is the first hot pepper to break the 1 million Scoville mark. Now a pepper has to reach 1 million SHU to even get on the top 10 hottest list. Some still think the Ghost Pepper is still the world’s hottest, but it is far from it. It held the World’s Hottest Pepper title for 4 years from 2007-2011 when the Trinidad Scorpion ‘Butch T’ surpassed it in heat.

For comparison purposes (Scoville heat units):

Jalapeño:  3,500 to 8,000

Ghost Pepper:  1,041,427


  1. fillyjonk »

    15 July 2018 · 3:36 pm

    Jalpenos are less hot, true, but I still know someone who reported great distress after not washing his hands adequately before he went to use the loo….

  2. McGehee »

    15 July 2018 · 3:37 pm

    There’s a “with the heat of a thousand suns” joke just begging to be made, but I gave at the office.

  3. Brett »

    15 July 2018 · 7:32 pm

    Interestingly, it’s been found that the Scoville measure varies inversely with the IQ of the person who eats one of those peppers whole.

  4. jack burton »

    16 July 2018 · 10:35 pm

    How far the mighty habenero has fallen in the past 20 years. Let that be a lesson to Google, Facebook and all the other social platforms.

    I planted a ghost pepper and carolina reaper last year — dried the peppers and ground them finely together. Just a small shake is enough to send a bowl of soup or egg sandwich over the top

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