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Eating a Naga Jolokia, the hottest chili pepper in the world

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Chili Pepper Naga Jolokia
The Naga Jolokia is a chili pepper found in the Indian subcontinent, a small, red pepper that looks to be nothing more than something you'd buy in a supermarket.

You'd be fiercely wrong, however, as the Naga Jolokia has a Scoville rating of 1 041 000, almost twice as much as the next hottest pepper.


How does the Scoville rating work?

"In Scoville's method, a solution of the pepper extract is diluted in sugar syrup until the "heat" is no longer detectable to a panel of (usually five) tasters; the degree of dilution gives its measure on the Scoville scale. Thus a sweet pepper or a bell pepper, containing no capsaicin at all, has a Scoville rating of zero, meaning no heat detectable, even undiluted. Conversely, the hottest chilis, such as habaneros, have a rating of 200,000 or more, indicating that their extract has to be diluted 200,000-fold before the capsaicin presence is undetectable. The greatest weakness of the Scoville Organoleptic Test is its imprecision, because it relies on human subjectivity."

That means the Naga Jolokia pepper has to be diluted more than one million times in order for the burn to disappear, an impressive amount of toxic spiciness.


It's strange that we like hot food, although, I suppose it's strange that we like alcohol, which is also a toxin. I guess we're all a bit masochistic, enjoying the slight pain of a chili pepper - or enjoy the endorphin release after a bout of spicy food.


I remember once I had a jalapeno-eating competition with a friend, and those are weak peppers. By the end, I felt cold and was too shaky to drive home, but I was definitely relaxed, as if I'd had a full injection of morphine.

What would it be like to eat the Naga Jolokia? Well, this sorry fool decides to document the consumption of one pepper, and it looks like it gets on top of him:



Found on Binge Thinker, where one anonymous commenter posted "Good luck on it coming out the other side!"

While it seems like a curiously painful process to go through, there's no shortage of research on the therapeutic effects of spicy compounds, from relief from arthritis to causing tumour cells to 'commit suicide'.

Perhaps a visit to that Mexican restaurant is in order?

*this image is from the Wikipedia page on Naga Jolokia
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Classifying Facebook profile photos of dude you know

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Wiggers flashing gang signs real gangstas

This amusing post on 2Birds1Blog sets out a classification of 20 standard photos used for Facebook profile photos - by men.

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Barack Obama and his Ninja Lightsaber

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Obama as an angry ninja with sword
This week on BoingBoing, some lucky blogger in Japan noticed that Japanese toy makers are already eager to cash in on Obamamania. It seems like an obvious thing to make - after all, when the Superbowl finishes, they've already got the championship rings ready - but an Obama action figure? Yeah!

Of course, on the original post on Alt Japan, they realize that it's from a Hong Kong toy factory


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Incredible slow motion video of water hitting sand

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The true nature of substances can be hard to appreciate, sometimes, especially since interactions can occur faster than our eye can see.

A drop of water, for example, is a beautiful thing to see in slow motion, forming an intricate crown and jeweled spires that seem to stretch and reach to the sun before they are pulled down by the iron hands of gravity


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Iceland gripped by mob hysteria

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angry mob

Icelandic television hosted a debate between the Prime Minister of the country and other political experts, only to have the station rushed by an angry mob, who forced the channel to shutdown.

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Dolphin Stampede!

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Bottlenose Dolphin
Everyone loves dolphins, sure. Who wouldn't? They're graceful, playful creatures that swim beside boats and protect swimmers from sharks. They live in pods, potentially have some rudimentary culture and speak in those clicks and squeaks. Fascinating animals, ones that inspire almost everyone to become a marine biologist.

But they've been known to be nasty occasionally, and one took a lusty lunge at Demi Moore. What do you do when an army of dolphins decide to head straight at you in a mass migration


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Can you judo chop 100 coconuts?

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Coconut shell on a beach
Coconut shells have a wide variety of uses, from making little drinking cups, to coconut bikinis. OF course, the coconut bikini isn't made for everyone - some coconuts are bigger than others, after all.

The Professor used coconuts to make a jungle telephone, if I remember correctly - though it still didn't help him get off the island... he was probably afraid to go back to society and have to do mundane research again, instead of frolicking with Ginger and Mary-Ann


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Iranian Acid Thrower gets eye-for-an-eye

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Lil Wayne Lollipop

It's a story that give you chills: an Iranian man who was rejected for marriage decided to get even by flinging acid in the face of the woman he loved.

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Otto the Octopus breaks lights, juggles fish

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Otto the octopus playing with a light
Otto the octopus is a resident at the Sea Star aquarium in Germany, known for his mischievous ways.

"Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him"

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The Sydney Morning Herald knows what to cover when the market is crashing

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On September 18, last Thursday, the financial world was rocked by a series of upsetting announcements... trading was suspended in Russia as the country faced the worst stock market decline in 10 years.

Closer to home, the SEC banned short selling, and the US government decided to stop playing the no-regulation card, pumping billions of dollars into the battered market


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