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The Easiest Way to Predict a Pepper’s Spice Level

There are peppers you know are going to be spicy (habaneros) and peppers you know are not (bell), but then there are the peppers that could be mild, hot, or “please remove my tongue from my mouth and place it in a glass of ice milk.” Luckily, there is an easy way to predict the […]

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What’s the Worst a Hot Pepper Can Do To You?

Last month, The BMJ published a case report about a 34-year-old man admitted to an emergency room in Cooperstown, N.Y. with thunderclap headaches, a particularly painful kind that can be a sign of cerebral hemorrhaging. His symptoms included dry heaving and intense head and neck pain. The man traced his anguish to a…Read more… Continue […]

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‘World’s Hottest Pepper’ Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange, fingernail-sized fruit is the unintentional product of a trial of a new performance-boosting…Read more… Continue Reading at

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