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2013-11-03 12:07:52 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-03 12:22:23 PM
British meatheads.  Go figure
 
2013-11-03 12:34:20 PM
I dislike the misuse of the word challenge. A challenge assumes some sort of a reward when successful. Pain is not a reward.

This goes for most internet challenges.
 
2013-11-03 12:35:27 PM
Not impressed

i.dailymail.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhfobnpvhnA

After she was done eating 51 ghost peppers, she rubbed some on her eyes.
 
2013-11-03 12:42:25 PM
I like it when dumbasses hurt themselves.

/tomorrow on the loo will be hysterical
 
2013-11-03 12:44:18 PM
Someone need to make an anigif of the MMMMM, MMMMM, MMMMM at the very end Mayberebecca.
 
2013-11-03 01:58:42 PM
Sometimes when I have a cold I completely lose the capacity to taste for a couple days.  One time, to test this, a guy I worked with dared me to taste the hottest hot sauce he had (I forget what it was called but it was in a REALLY tiny bottle).  I took one drop and put it on my tongue and with the exception of a slight tingling sensation, I tasted nothing.

I felt kind of bad ass.  Like I had just developed a superpower.
 
2013-11-03 02:59:48 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-03 03:49:49 PM
Meh. Let's see them stick some in their pee holes.
 
2013-11-03 04:17:19 PM
Pure capsaicin would be 16,000,000 Scoville units. Dihydrocapsaicin is only 15 million. That last million makes all the difference.
 
2013-11-03 05:19:26 PM

Donnchadha: Pure capsaicin would be 16,000,000 Scoville units. Dihydrocapsaicin is only 15 million. That last million makes all the difference.


I find that after about 14 million the difference is negligible.
 
2013-11-03 05:21:17 PM
really after 3-4 million, you'll never notice.

one crystal of 15 million is enough to make a pot of chili or soup so hot most people won't touch it.
 
2013-11-03 05:22:57 PM
now that i watched that video.. no freakin way that was 15m.
 
2013-11-03 05:25:15 PM

Chinchillazilla: Donnchadha: Pure capsaicin would be 16,000,000 Scoville units. Dihydrocapsaicin is only 15 million. That last million makes all the difference.

I find that after about 14 million the difference is negligible.


In reality, it was probably "Natural" capsaicin which is about 55% capsaicin and 45% dihydrocapsaicin (varying slightly by lot), which makes an exact number hard to say.
 
2013-11-03 05:58:29 PM
I cook for a living. I do like spicy food. My Dad raised me up between Texas and the Deep South, which means the Messicans had an influence in my life, as did the Coonass woman he married, so early on, I was exposed to a lot of peppers of various heats and persuasions. My chili at home I can't reproduce at the restaurant, because our clientele is far too pale and New Englandy to appreciate it, and even the Sriracha I use in a few dishes is a bit much for them.

I say this, as a preface, because I like spicy food. I cook spicy food. I enjoy spicy food, and given my druthers, I'll go with a nice hot curry, or spicy wings, or reach for the hot sauce on the table. It is perhaps, this background IN food and foodservice, that sort of baffles me with these sorts of "challenges." Because I like spicy food, that sort of means that I like it in context. In a jerk, in a chili, in a salsa, in a sauce, in a dish.

I've done some Four Alarm dishes, for the spice heads. I get folks who ask for an extra hot sauce for their wings, I break out the fun stuff, but the qualifier is that it's not just about heat, but about taste. You have to be able to have that heat in context with a dish, as opposed to just sitting there and rubbing pepper juice over yourself in some masochistic joining of the demiurge of spice. For me, the joy of spice and all that heat, is the play of flavors, yes, the endorphin rush, but also in the context with the food.

This? This is as asinine as the "Cinnamon Challenge" and seems about as much fun as getting a blast of CS gas just to get you used to the idea. Give me a salsa, give me a sauce, give me the heat in context, and let me enjoy the damn dish. You might as well be "testing" your limits by pouring lemon juice over cuts or squirting some in your eyes, for fun. Yeah, you can do it, I guess, but why the Hells would you want to?
 
2013-11-03 06:06:13 PM
Isn't pure capsaicin considered a chemical weapon?
 
2013-11-03 06:10:44 PM
 
2013-11-03 06:33:51 PM

Arachnophobe: This seems relevant: Guy Fieri and the Triple-Six Wings.


I used to work there.  Those flipping wings are the hottest thing I've had, so hot my teeth burned (if you can imagine that).  Then a couple hours later, boom, hot liquid magma out my arse not once, not twice but thrice.  Never again.
/i miss that food, but my waist line doesn't.  fresh brisket out of the smoker is heavenly.
 
2013-11-03 06:46:46 PM
Mancies should have snorted it.
 
2013-11-03 06:55:28 PM

Smeggy Smurf: British meatheads.  Go figure


Pretty sure those guys are Australian, actually.
 
2013-11-03 07:02:36 PM

ekdikeo4: now that i watched that video.. no freakin way that was 15m.


That's what I'm going with.  I don't know what they were eating, but they didn't display many of the physical reactions people have to eating that kind of stuff.
 
2013-11-03 07:03:29 PM

HotWingAgenda: Isn't pure capsaicin considered a chemical weapon?


It's what they use in tear gas.  These morons are eating tear gas.
 
2013-11-03 07:09:44 PM

whistleridge: Smeggy Smurf: British meatheads.  Go figure

Pretty sure those guys are Australian, actually.


So meatheads and criminals too
 
2013-11-03 07:10:02 PM

whistleridge: Smeggy Smurf: British meatheads.  Go figure

Pretty sure those guys are Australian, actually.


No wonder Hitler invaded those dumbasses.
 
2013-11-03 07:26:36 PM
That's not so bad.. they should put it in some oil or grease and than eat it.
 
2013-11-03 07:26:39 PM
That's the weakest "eat hot stuff" video I've ever seen.
 
2013-11-03 07:50:21 PM

Solty Dog: I dislike the misuse of the word challenge. A challenge assumes some sort of a reward when successful. Pain is not a reward.

This goes for most internet challenges.


You fail at both the dictionary and understanding how pain works.  But of course you are more than welcome to dislike pain-based challenges.

This was a very lame reaction.  I cannot vouch for the purity they used, but the total effect of it was lame.  Being OC Sprayed or eating a ghost pepper by itself is ridiculously more painful than what it looked like these morons put themselves through.

/have done both
//would do again for the first time, would never opt to do either a second time.
 
2013-11-03 07:55:54 PM

Smackledorfer: Being OC Sprayed or eating a ghost pepper by itself is ridiculously more painful than what it looked like these morons put themselves through.


I have a small bag of ghost chilis in my cabinet.  You know what I like to use them for?  Hot chocolate.  Boil the water with one chili.  Use that with the hot chocolate mix.  Nice, spicy flavor, doesn't really burn going in or coming out.
 
2013-11-03 07:56:21 PM

whistleridge: Smeggy Smurf: British meatheads.  Go figure

Pretty sure those guys are Australian, actually.


When you live in Australia, you know no fear.
 
2013-11-03 08:06:28 PM

ekdikeo4: really after 3-4 million, you'll never notice.

one crystal of 15 million is enough to make a pot of chili or soup so hot most people won't touch it.


Yeup. I read an article on the "Hot Sauce Blog" where the writer mixed a single granule of pure capsaicin with an entire pot of tomato soup and couldn't stand it. He let his wife try it, which led to the memorable line "she was unable to talk for several minutes, and when she finally did, she said something about divorce."

They ended up throwing the rest of the pot of soup away. It was too spicy for the guy who writes the Hot Sauce Blog.
 
2013-11-03 08:38:29 PM
What a Jackass
 
2013-11-03 08:40:57 PM
One of the local radio personalities on KUPD here Phoenix ate a small amount of capsaicin. He threw up almost instantly from the heat and ended up getting burns around his mouth. Went to the ER for it. Not sure if these guys were eating the same thing. I guess everyone can have different reactions.
 
2013-11-03 08:48:29 PM

RodneyToady: Smackledorfer: Being OC Sprayed or eating a ghost pepper by itself is ridiculously more painful than what it looked like these morons put themselves through.

I have a small bag of ghost chilis in my cabinet.  You know what I like to use them for?  Hot chocolate.  Boil the water with one chili.  Use that with the hot chocolate mix.  Nice, spicy flavor, doesn't really burn going in or coming out.


What the hell are you using the water for if you're making hot chocolate?
 
2013-11-03 08:50:33 PM

phoenixdan: One of the local radio personalities on KUPD here Phoenix ate a small amount of capsaicin. He threw up almost instantly from the heat and ended up getting burns around his mouth. Went to the ER for it. Not sure if these guys were eating the same thing. I guess everyone can have different reactions.


Huh.  All this time I was led to believe that the reaction to capsaicin was basically physiological and no actual tissue damage occurred.
 
2013-11-03 09:06:42 PM

Lsherm: HotWingAgenda: Isn't pure capsaicin considered a chemical weapon?

It's what they use in tear gas.  These morons are eating tear gas.


No, actually, they aren't. "pepper spray", what cops call Oleoresin Capsicum spray, is made with denatured alcohol and capsaicin. CS gas, "tear gas" is a synthetic chemical that is produced by a heat reaction and is in no way related to Capsaicin, and isn't even measured with Scoville units.
 
2013-11-03 09:13:27 PM

Hot Lunch: What the hell are you using the water for if you're making hot chocolate?


Agreed. Simmer it in milk to do it right.
 
2013-11-03 09:40:41 PM
FAKE.
 
2013-11-03 10:13:00 PM

Joe Peanut: whistleridge: Smeggy Smurf: British meatheads.  Go figure

Pretty sure those guys are Australian, actually.

No wonder Hitler invaded those dumbasses.


He didn't invade Australia.  He annexed it.
 
2013-11-03 10:16:37 PM

arcas: phoenixdan: One of the local radio personalities on KUPD here Phoenix ate a small amount of capsaicin. He threw up almost instantly from the heat and ended up getting burns around his mouth. Went to the ER for it. Not sure if these guys were eating the same thing. I guess everyone can have different reactions.

Huh.  All this time I was led to believe that the reaction to capsaicin was basically physiological and no actual tissue damage occurred.


It causes an inflammatory response, which in turn can cause tissue damage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsaicin

Early research showed capsaicin to evoke a strikingly long-onset current in comparison to other chemical agonists, suggesting the involvement of a significant rate-limiting factor. Subsequently, the VR1 has been shown to be a member of the superfamily of, and as such is now referred to as http://www.genenames.org/data/hgnc_data.php?match=TRPV1" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(102, 51, 102); background-image: url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAoAAAAKCAYAAACNMs+9 AAAAVElEQVR42n3PgQkAIAhEUXdqJ3dqJ3e6IoTPUSQcgj4EQ5IlUiLE0Jil3PECXhcHGB hZ8kg4hwxAu3MZeCGeyFnAXp4hqNQPnt7QL0nADpD6wHccLvnAKksq8iiaAAAAAElFTkSu QmCC); padding-right: 13px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">TRPV1. There are a number of different   that have been shown to be sensitive to different ranges of temperature and probably are responsible for our range of temperature sensation. Thus, capsaicin does not actually cause a, or indeed any direct tissue damage at all, when chili peppers are the source of exposure. The inflammation resulting from exposure to capsaicin is believed to be the result of the body's reaction to nerve excitement. For example, the mode of action of capsaicin in inducing bronchoconstriction is thought to involve stimulation of culminating in the release of neuropeptides. Essentially, the body inflames tissues as if it has undergone a burn or abrasion and the resulting inflammation can cause tissue damage in cases of extreme exposure, as is the case for many substances that cause the body to trigger an inflammatory response.

Well, that copypasta sucks, but I'm too lazy to fix it.
 
2013-11-03 10:27:43 PM

Smackledorfer: arcas: phoenixdan: One of the local radio personalities on KUPD here Phoenix ate a small amount of capsaicin. He threw up almost instantly from the heat and ended up getting burns around his mouth. Went to the ER for it. Not sure if these guys were eating the same thing. I guess everyone can have different reactions.

Huh.  All this time I was led to believe that the reaction to capsaicin was basically physiological and no actual tissue damage occurred.

It causes an inflammatory response, which in turn can cause tissue damage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsaicin

Early research showed capsaicin to evoke a strikingly long-onset current in comparison to other chemical agonists, suggesting the involvement of a significant rate-limiting factor. Subsequently, the VR1 has been shown to be a member of the superfamily of, and as such is now referred to as http://www.genenames.org/data/hgnc_data.php?match=TRPV1" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(102, 51, 102); background-image: url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAoAAAAKCAYAAACNMs+9 AAAAVElEQVR42n3PgQkAIAhEUXdqJ3dqJ3e6IoTPUSQcgj4EQ5IlUiLE0Jil3PECXhcHGB hZ8kg4hwxAu3MZeCGeyFnAXp4hqNQPnt7QL0nADpD6wHccLvnAKksq8iiaAAAAAElFTkSu QmCC); padding-right: 13px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">TRPV1. There are a number of different   that have been shown to be sensitive to different ranges of temperature and probably are responsible for our range of temperature sensation. Thus, capsaicin does not actually cause a, or indeed any direct tissue damage at all, when chili peppers are the source of exposure. The inflammation resulting from exposure to capsaicin is believed to be the result of the body's reaction to nerve excitement. For example, the mode of action of capsaicin in inducing bronchoconstriction is thought to involve stimulation of culminating in the release of neuropeptides. Essentially, the body inflames tissues as if it has undergone a burn or abrasion and the ...


Something about Wikipedia really farks up copypasting.
 
2013-11-03 10:28:00 PM
People holding cameras should know that they are the closest ones to the microphone...and STFU.
 
2013-11-03 10:32:10 PM
I like seeing these and eating the hottest thing possible videos, here are two of my favorite involving the Moruga Scorpion Chili from Trinidad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ9Sxm46WOs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BfxlTwcLjI

Had the Rapture Sauce from Torchbearer sauces to sample at a fair and I had more than they would let people sample and somebody nearby bowed down to me for taking that much hot stuff at once.
 
2013-11-03 10:48:44 PM
Psh... I eat ghost chili peppers for breakfast. Real men prefer the merciless peppers of Quetzlzacatenengo, grown deep in the jungles primeval by the inmates of a Guatemalan insane asylum.
 
2013-11-03 10:52:08 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Psh... I eat ghost chili peppers for breakfast. Real men prefer the merciless peppers of Quetzlzacatenengo, grown deep in the jungles primeval by the inmates of a Guatemalan insane asylum.


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2013-11-03 10:53:42 PM

Gravel Road Cop: Lsherm: HotWingAgenda: Isn't pure capsaicin considered a chemical weapon?

It's what they use in tear gas.  These morons are eating tear gas.

No, actually, they aren't. "pepper spray", what cops call Oleoresin Capsicum spray, is made with denatured alcohol and capsaicin. CS gas, "tear gas" is a synthetic chemical that is produced by a heat reaction and is in no way related to Capsaicin, and isn't even measured with Scoville units.


OK, tear gas, pepper spray, whatever.  Both suck.
 
2013-11-03 11:01:47 PM
Oh, this hot stuff dick wiggling again.

I grew up within spitting distance of Avery Island. I know members of the McIlhenny family personally. I've eaten at their homes. They could make it hotter, but it wouldn't taste any better.

It's seasoning, not sadism.

BTW, if you call me a coonass you better be able to find the exits all the way back to your property line. That's becoming the n-word type of thing, and I'm glad. I never did care for it.
 
2013-11-03 11:28:54 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: [i.imgur.com image 255x184]


I'm in love with how perfect this GIF is...
 
2013-11-03 11:34:09 PM

PainfulItching: Oh, this hot stuff dick wiggling again.

BTW, if you call me a coonass you better be able to find the exits all the way back to your property line. That's becoming the n-word type of thing, and I'm glad. I never did care for it.


That actually makes me a little sad, I grew up a little ways away, in Cedar Bayou, (the one outside of Houston,not the one outside of Dallas), but had a lot of friends from around the Baton Rouge area and frequently went out that way for crawfish boils and gumbo cooks and whatnot.  The old folks there referred to themselves as coonass with pride, it wasn't considered the slightest bit derogatory to them.
 
2013-11-03 11:44:47 PM

timujin: PainfulItching: Oh, this hot stuff dick wiggling again.

BTW, if you call me a coonass you better be able to find the exits all the way back to your property line. That's becoming the n-word type of thing, and I'm glad. I never did care for it.

That actually makes me a little sad, I grew up a little ways away, in Cedar Bayou, (the one outside of Houston,not the one outside of Dallas), but had a lot of friends from around the Baton Rouge area and frequently went out that way for crawfish boils and gumbo cooks and whatnot.  The old folks there referred to themselves as coonass with pride, it wasn't considered the slightest bit derogatory to them.


Well, those of us who don't like it (and there is a dividing line there) just kinda got tired of not being taken seriously. Bad enough being from Louisiana, but go out of state and everyone expects you to be Justin Wilson... Grinds your gears. And that farker was from Mississippi. Nobody I knew cooked like him.
 
2013-11-03 11:52:31 PM

PainfulItching: timujin: PainfulItching: Oh, this hot stuff dick wiggling again.

BTW, if you call me a coonass you better be able to find the exits all the way back to your property line. That's becoming the n-word type of thing, and I'm glad. I never did care for it.

That actually makes me a little sad, I grew up a little ways away, in Cedar Bayou, (the one outside of Houston,not the one outside of Dallas), but had a lot of friends from around the Baton Rouge area and frequently went out that way for crawfish boils and gumbo cooks and whatnot.  The old folks there referred to themselves as coonass with pride, it wasn't considered the slightest bit derogatory to them.


Yeah, I don't get that it's now some dirty word.  I grew up in the 70s/80s seeing these all over the place.


www.bustedinacadiana.com
 
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