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Chef Makes A Dish So Spicy It May Induce Facial Paralysis (And Requires A Gas Mask While Cooking)

19/06/2014 14:26 BST | Updated 19/06/2014 14:59 BST

When HuffPost reporter Chris York tried the Naga Viper Chili Challenge (six chicken wings coated in one of the world's hottest chillies), we thought that was extreme.

But now we're thinking that was child's play compared to the Atomic Kick Ass Drumsticks made by chef Muhammed Karim, 34, who actually has to wear a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes.

Whereas Naga Viper chillies measure 1,382,118 on the Scoville scale (the measurement for chilli pepper spiciness), Karim's dish uses two of the world's hottest chillies, one of them being the Carolina Reaper.

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It measures 12 million on the Scoville scale.

Mr Karim, a director and executive chef at the Bindi curry house in Lincolnshire, said: "We have made sure that our staff are trained in first aid so we can look after the customers before the paramedics arrive.

"The body gets this massive rush which can paralyse their face for up to 30 minutes and give them body shakes. The last guy who tried it was sweating all over. He was slapping his face to try and feel anything but it was paralysed. It is the adrenalin and the body trying to sort itself out."

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The eating challenge involves eating 10 drumsticks in 15 minutes - so far only 20 people have signed up. The reward is £100 - money you'll presumably need for reconstructive surgery for your bottom after the challenge is over.

(H/T: Mirror.co.uk)

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