Daytime banker Ed Currie from South Carolina may have grown the world's hottest pepper (he's sent it to Guinness), and NPR-affiliate reporter Marshall Terry decided to give it a try.
A pepper's heat is measured on the Scoville scale, and while an average jalapeño pepper measures about 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units, Currie's peppers measure 1.5 million Scoville units on average.
Terry's pepper-eating antics were caught on tape, and it's painful to watch. At least there are cute puppies.
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