May 20, 2011

From the Fires of Hell (Infographic)

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From the Fires of Hell: The World's Hottest Peppers Christopher Columbus named peppers ‹peppers › Only badasses eat peppers Peppers get their hotness from capsaicinoids Why do animals willingly eat peppers? Spiciness is just a highly efficient way to tell mammals to back the fuck off. Presumably, before the Scoville test, pepper heat was measured through more subjective methods Scoville heat scale: increasing pain. The Pepper Scale: bell pepper, jalapeño The Pepper Scale: habanero, red savina habanero, and naga jolokia The Pepper Scale: naga viper, trinidad scorpion butch t Ring of fire, fiery seed dispersal

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UPDATE [FEB 2012]: The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is now the world's hottest pepper; it has a hotness of 2 million Scoville units.

Just typing this update caused my clothes to spontaneously combust.

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