Monday, March 22, 2010

Kids, Don't Try This at Home

Gavin eats the world's hottest pepper, bhut jolokia, and almost cries like a baby lives to tell the tale.   He whines a lot and turns beet red with sweat pouring down his face.  Honestly, I don't understand the purpose of this video.  Why would anyone in their right mind knowingly chow down on the world's hottest pepper?  What's the point?  Bhut jolokia is really hot, as one would suspect from its designation as the world's hottest pepper, which would lead one to believe that taking a bite would be an enormously bad idea.  And bhut jolokia is not just hot, like Tabasco hot.  We're talking crazy hot, like 1,000,000 Scoville units.  By comparison, Tabasco is only 50,000 Scoville units at best.  Gavin knew that but he did it anyway.  WHY? This video must be an exercise in machoism that I don't understand because I am a woman.  Or a reasonable person.  If someone ever said to me, "Hey, do you know what would be cool?  If you ate the world's hottest pepper and we filmed it for You Tube" then I would respond, "HELL NO. Have you lost your freaking mind?"  Let us all learn from Gavin's mistake.

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