For more than four years now, the Carolina Reaper has been in the top spot of the Guinness Book of World Records’ hottest pepper in the world. However, the Carolina Reaper might soon be dethroned with the arrival of Pepper X.
Pepper X, a cultivar created by Smokin’ Ed Currie, is said to be as hot as the Reaper. It is claimed to have a hotness rating of 3.18 million Scoville units. To compare, Jalapenos have a rating of 10,000 to 20,000 Scoville units and the Carolina Reaper has an average rating of 1.6 million Scoville units.
You can just imagine how hot these bad chilies are!
Pepper X is expected to be hotter than the current record holder, Carolina Reaper.
Currie, the founder of PuckerButt Pepper Company, is also the creator of the Carolina Reaper.
Ed Currie confirmed:
“Pepper X is three times hotter than any other peppers that are out there available commercially.It’s twice as hot as the Reaper at 1.6 million, so this is a dangerous pepper.”
Eating Pepper X raw would be a terrible idea because it can be deadly.
This cultivar contains extremely high levels of capsaicin (the component of chilis that make it hot) that it can cause a burning sensation on any tissue that it comes in contact with.
This is the reason Pepper X is only available as a hot sauce – the hottest created – The Last Dab.
There’s also something special about Pepper X, in that it makes you think that it’s mild at first, that’s according to those who have eaten with the Last Dab and Currie himself. One would think that it doesn’t burn much so a person ends up eating more only to suffer later from Pepper X’s intense heat.
You might be wondering how hot the Last Dab is. Check out the video below.
At the moment, the Carolina Reaper remains unsurpassed in the Guinness Book of World Records. There’s another chili – the Dragon’s Breath – that could compete for the top spot. It is said that these chilies have a rating of 2.48 Scoville units but this has yet to be confirmed.
Currie has already submitted the required documents to the Guinness Book of Records to officially dub Pepper X as the hottest pepper in the world. Meanwhile, the Last Dab is also a well-loved and popular product that sold out quickly after being available online.
Would you dare try Pepper X? Sound off in the comments section below.
132-Year Old Lobster Set Free in the Ocean After Living in a Fish Tank for 2 Decades!
His owner finally “pardoned” him and released him back to the water to live out his days as a free man, I mean, crustacean.
You hear about prisoners earning their dues, getting pardoned, and then released from jail after exhibiting good behavior and all that jazz? Well, this was what this ancient lobster must have felt like when, after spending 2 decades in a fish tank, his "owner" finally "pardoned" him and released him back to the water to live out his days as a free man, I mean, crustacean.
Louie the Lobster has been one of the attractions at Peter's Clam Bar on Long Island. A fish tank served as his home for 20 years; he has become such a fixture in there that the owner Butch Yamali considered him more as a pet than the next item on the menu. Butch inherited Louie when he purchased the restaurant years ago - the lobster was part of the package.
Well, Butch loved Louie so much that he refused a customer that offered $1000 to have the lobster cooked for Father's Day.
A Barista In Taiwan Makes Realistic 3D Cockroach Latte Art
Would you like a cockroach on that coffee, sir?
Coffee foam design is one of the staple gimmicks on most coffee shops around the world. Some barista fancy simple shapes, while others try to create pop-culture icons. However, a coffee shop in Taiwan went viral because of its barista’s odd foam design choice for their coffee.
My Cofi is being run by its barista Chang Kuei Fang for 14 years already. Her coffee shop caught the attention of the world after sharing images of their coffee designs like cockroaches and centipedes.
Fret not though, because this creepy cockroach is only made from delicious chocolate and foam.
Scientist Shows Some Fascinating Things About Venom, Blood And A Beating Heart
Note to self: don’t ever get bitten by a venomous snake.
It goes without saying that venom is scary. It can do a lot of things in our body, and none of them are good. It’s one of the main reasons why many species in the animal kingdom are deadly.
However, it appears that scientists have no time for fear due to their curious nature.
The Youtube channel Nature of Science just released an informative video about venoms.