This sauce is so hot that the cook has to wear a gas mask

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Muhammad Karim—the cook at Bindi Restaurant, in Lincolnshire, England—is the inventor of the Atomic Kick Ass Drumsticks. He has to wear a gas mask when he prepares the sauce to stop the vapors getting into his nose. Inhalation of those vapors can cause facial paralyses or even death by asphyxia.


The sauce contains two of the spiciest chillies in the world—including the Carolina Reaper which hits 1,569,300 on the Scoville heat measurement scale.

If you think you can handle spicy the restaurant offers the "Atomic Kick Ass Challenge", for the chance to win £100, $168. All you have to do is eat 10 drumsticks covered in sauce in less than 15 minutes. Only 20 people have taken the challenge so far, and the record currently stands at 2 drumsticks.


But this story will sound familiar to the fans of the TV show Man v Food. His host, Adam Richman, had to eat a curry with a super-spicy sauce that has to be prepared also with a gas mask on. Here is the video for those who missed the show.

There is something about chiles and spices that make people go crazy about it. Watch this video where 1000 people gathered in Copenhagen to eat 1000 ghost chiles.

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Jean Lafitte The Second

I posted this earlier about ghost peppers:

I can handle the ghost pepper heat, but it took me a while to get my body acclimated to them. For those who think that eating one of these is no big deal, here is a list of symptoms you will experience in order:

  • Burning feeling and extreme pain in the mouth area.
  • Possible burning pain in the ears and nose.
  • Burning pain in the stomach lining. You know how they say one of the most painful ways to die is a bullet through the stomach? I know why.
  • Possible vomiting from stomach pain.
  • Burning pain in the kidneys.
  • Burning pain in the urethra during urination.
  • Burning pain in the anus during defecation.