New Delhi: Bhut jolokia, also known as ghost pepper, is the hottest chilli peppers in the world. It is twice as hot as Mexican red savina, the second fieriest pepper. It is twice as strong as habanero pepper, and three times as spicier than cayenne.
As per Scoville scale, the unit used to measure spicy heat of chilli peppers, Bhut jolokia measures 1,041,427 units.
And a 47-year-old man thought it would be cool to take part in a contest and chew down a hamburger stuffed with this ghostly-hot Bhut Jolokia.
He was reduced to severe abdominal pain, chest pain, unstoppable vomiting, and had a hole in his food pipe. Yes, that’s the power of Bhut jolokia. It burnt a 2-and-a-half centimeter hole in his oesophagus.