Tagged: spicy

Breeding the world’s hottest pepper

In the competitive world of hot pepper breeding, one man is smoking the competition. Meet “Smokin’” Ed Currie. He’s the man behind the world’s hottest pepper—the “Carolina Reaper.” For the past three decades, Currie...

Do spicy foods cause ulcers?

Years ago it was accepted as fact that spicy foods were the culprits behind many peptic ulcers. Doctors’ advice was to avoid curries, salsas, hot peppers, and anything else that “burned,” the theory being that...

Neil deGrasse Tyson on spicy wings

Star Talk host, Hayden Planetarium director, and astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson has a brilliant knack for breaking down big scientific ideas to the masses. But can he keep his facts straight while battling...

Ginger: a folk remedy put to the test

Used in cooking and herbal medicine around the world, ginger is the rhizome (underground stem) of Zingiber officinale, which grows in warm climates. It contains many interesting compounds. The best known of these are...

Carolina reaper bong rips

Official by Guinness World Records. The Carolina Reaper ( 2,200,000 SHU) is the World’s Hottest Pepper. This “thing” called the Carolina Reaper (aka HP22B) is better described as the demon pepper child that was invented by man. There is...