Some people are so stupid

via Boing Boing

An unwise individual has made a wager that involves inserting a cotton bud soaked in the world’s hottest pepper into his rectum. He has asked Reddit how to minimize the harm that might arise as a consequence of this undertaking. Redditors have reacted with a perfect mixture of horror and fascination, as you might expect.

Above, video of a man consuming one of these peppers.

Out of the sheer morbid curiosity of it all, I did a bunch of research for you. Here’s what I came up with; The anus is a very delicate piece of skin equipped with a fair amount of capsicum receptors. It is very easily irritated, and is rather unforgiving. There is a staggering amount of Capsicum in the Bhut Jolokia pepper in question, so I read the toxicity sheet and found that in high enough doses it causes dermal lesions. We’re talking big angry open sores…

Which brings me to my point. Why on earth would you risk damaging the only bit of skin and muscle that keeps you from pooping yourself on a daily basis for life?

You’re better off tattooing a dick to your forehead, or streaking through a crowded mall, or something that doesn’t directly affect the well being of your sphincter because buddy, if this goes horribly wrong it could haunt you forever… And really, honestly, nobody here wants you to wind up the Bhut of this Jolokia.

Here is a video of a fool eating just a small part of the bhut jolokia:

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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