Fire in the Hole: The Legend of the Ghost Pepper | WafflesatNoon.com

Here is another article I wrote for the ezine Waffles at Noon. “Once certified as the hottest pepper in the world, the bhut jolokia, or ghost chili pepper, produces oil called capsaicin which inflicts burning pain not unlike that of a tarantula’s venom. While capsaicin and tarantula venom seem sufficient deterrents to ward off predators in the wild, the capsaicin seems ineffective at warding off those people intent on experiencing the spiciest of foods.”  Read “Fire in the Hole: The Legend of the Ghost Pepper” at WafflesatNoon.com.

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