Deadly new Chili Pepper one Bite may Kill you

Most people approach food as a pleasure, but some approach it as a challenge. The Naga Viper, now officially rated as the world’s hottest chili pepper is so hot it could kill you with one bite. Despite the official assurance that chili peppers cannot kill, hundreds of deaths are suspected from chili pepper overdoses every year.

Many deaths occur in Asia, southern India and South America. Some of the people have bad hearts, others a food allergy, still others’ heart rates increase so rapidly that they experience massive heart failure.

In 2008, the Mail reported on a young chef in excellent condition that concocted a chili pepper sauce that killed him. The Naga Viper hadn’t even been invented at that time.

‘Sadistically hot’

To look at him, no one would think that Gerald Fowler, 52, the creator of the Naga Viper, is a closet sadist. Yet he must be to create what some are calling the ‘atom bomb’ of chilies.

The British chili farmer breaks into a grin when he describes the punishing power of this shiny red pepper. Anyone foolish enough to pop one in their mouth will immediately experience Dante’s 7 torments of the damned. Their tongue, throat and esophagus will feel like they’ve been scorched by a blow torch, seared with acid and damaged beyond repair.

Fowler created the Naga Viper by crossbreeding the three hottest peppers known to mankind: the bhut jolokia, the naga morck and the Trinidad scorpion. It’s sadistically hot.

Sounds yummy, huh?

Fowler acknowledges that he’s created a monstrous pepper-a “bad seed” that’s capable of causing serious injury, perhaps death, if not handled properly.

“It’s painful to eat,” Fowler admits. “It numbs your tongue, then burns all the way down. It can last an hour, and you just don’t want to talk to anyone or do anything…It’s hot enough to strip paint.”

A weapon of mass indigestion

Fowler abandoned his career as a website designer to become the father of killer chilies when he became obsessed with growing the hottest pepper in the world. His obsession led him to create a laboratory-a laboratory fit to give life to a monster: the Naga Viper.

Dr. Frankenstein created his monster in a dark, windswept castle-Fowler created his in a tiny 8 by 16 foot greenhouse in Cumbria, England. With the passion of a mad doctor, Fowler cobbled together a terrifying plant that’s half vegetable, half weapon of mass destruction.

Weapons experts around the world are clamoring for a look. According to the Mail, this new chili pepper packs so much destructive power some military munitions men are considering adding it to their arsenal of weapons.

Spice bombs

The Indian Government’s been experimenting with ways to manufacture “spice bombs” with the hottest chili peppers. These spice bombs are weapons made from a mix of spices and phosphorous that constrict the throat and obstruct breathing. If that weren’t enough the bombs cause “severe stinging to the skin as well as streaming eyes, a burning throat and disorientation,” reports the Daily Mail..

Scoville scale

The chemical capsaicinoid causes the Naga Viper’s fiery burn.

During 1912 the chemist Wilbur Scoville developed a scale to measure a pepper’s heat using the amount of capsaicinoid in it. The Scoville scale was named in his honor.

Imagine what Scoville would think about the Naga Viper that registers on the scale he developed at a horrifying 1,359,000 units. It’s enough to make one believe that the pepper might burst into flame just lying on a plate. A pitiful bell pepper measures zero on the scale while a hot Jalapeno registers-at most-a measly 5,000 units.

Until the Naga Viper, the highest rating was given to the Naga Jolokia (ghost chili). Law enforcement grade pepper spray is concentrated to a Scoville scale of 5 million units.

Fowler’s Naga Viper super seeds are kept under lock and key. With their potential to be turned into destructive weapons, caution is the byword.

After all, it just wouldn’t be safe for these killer chilies to fall into the hands of some place like North Korea.