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What If You Eat an Entire Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chili Pepper?
In this series, Life’s Little Mysteries provides expert answers to challenging questions.
Stand aside, Bhut Jolokia: You’re oldِ hat.
A recentِ study crowned theِ Trinidad Moruga Scorpion theِ newِ world’s hottest chili pepper, withِ someِ specimens ofِ this piquant plant registering moreِ than 2 million Scoville heat units (SHU).
If that’sِ difficult toِ envision, getِ this: Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers containِ aboutِ as muchِ capsaicin — theِ chemical compound inِ peppers thatِ makesِ them burn byِ activating heat receptors inِ human nerve endings — asِ a shot glass full ofِ law enforcement-grade pepper spray.