Monday, April 7, 2008

Reaction to Eating a Bhut Jolokia Pepper

A farmer reacts after eating a "Bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili" pepper during his lunch at Changpool in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Bhut jolokia, a thumb-sized chili pepper with frightening potency, was recently rated the spiciest chili in the world by Guinness World Records. It is widely eaten as a spice, a cure for stomach troubles and, seemingly paradoxically, a way to fight the crippling summer heat too.