NY Man Regrets Taking Hot Pepper Challenge
Can a pepper be so hot that it can send you to the emergency room? A Carolina Reaper, a type of pepper that is more than twice as hot as the super hot Ghost Pepper.
There is a unit of measurement that rates how hot a pepper is, the Ghost Pepper can range from 855,000 to 1,041,427 on the Scoville Heat Units scale. Where does the Carolina Reaper land on the scale of hotness? Well. Lets just say it sets it on fire and lands at 1,400,000 to 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units.
So imagine one guy who is from upstate, who tries to eat one as a part of a 'hot pepper challenge?" Picture a 34-year-old man who eats one of these Carolina Reaper peppers only to start having what is called Thunder Clap headaches just a few days later.
The doctors in the case say that the man was suffering reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, the blood vessels in the brain constrict, causing severe headaches called Thunder Claps, even more painful than migraines. After a few days of medical treatment the man has not had any additional occurrences.
Have you ever eaten something that has caused you to have headaches or have to go to the emergency room?