The World's Hottest Pepper: Brings Pleasure and Pain Relief

Ted Barrus, an ordinary guy from Pullman, Wash., calls himself an idiot -- more specifically, a "fire-breathing idiot." Barrus, 37, doesn't actually breathe fire, but his main hobby is sampling extremely hot peppers that make his mouth seem as if it's on fire. His latest sampling is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, the pepper recently named world's hottest by researchers at the New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute. "I do this to bring chilies and the fun they can be to the...Full Story
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