Heat seeking chilli fans have always loved the idea of trying hotter and hotter foods, but this video shows how important it is to know your limits.
YouTuber James Ware managed to get his hands on a Carolina Reaper chilli - the hottest variety in the world. And, despite clear instructions, he decided to eat the whole thing. On camera.
What follows is a full four minutes of horror, in which he miraculously still manages to crack jokes despite the onslaught of sweat, saliva and pain caused by the pepper.
Take it from us, this isn’t one to try at home. The terrifying Carolina Reaper clocks in at 1,500,000 Scoville units, which is ten times hotter than a Scotch Bonnet and 600 times hotter than a jalapeño.
Not only does it hurt to eat one of these evil-looking peppers, it can also lead to potentially fatal injuries like seizures and heart attacks. So don’t do it.
“Those who don’t fear the Reaper are fools,” Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Company says.
“If you are stupid enough to eat this pepper whole you may wish to enter the doors of death willingly.”