World's Hotttest Pepper Revealed - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.
There are literally hundreds of varieties of peppers in the world. They can range from sweet to really hot to ones that will make you wonder why you are even eating them.
Research by New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute has recently revealed the world's hottest pepper.
And this is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper. Measuring upto 2 million units on a heat scale, this pepper is so excessively hot, it had to be touched wearing latex gloves and even so, burned through several pairs while testing.
Here's a Youtube user attesting to pepper's hotness after tasting it:
But it is said to be quite flavorful. So if you dare, the pepper may help you have a memorable barbecue. But be sure to warn your guests though.
Ofcourse, to cool yourself down after eating these peppers, you can always do what the guys in Dumb and Dumber movie did after having that hot sauce.