Indian Military to Weaponize World’s Hottest Chili

roasted-pepper-736227WASBIR HUSSAIN writes on the Associated Press:

GAUHATI, India — The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world’s hottest chili.

After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized “bhut jolokia,” or “ghost chili,” to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday.

The bhut jolokia was accepted by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the world’s spiciest chili. It is grown and eaten in India’s northeast for its taste, as a cure for stomach troubles and a way to fight the crippling summer heat.

It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili’s spiciness. Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units, while jalapeno peppers measure anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000.

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1 Comment on "Indian Military to Weaponize World’s Hottest Chili"

  1. Wish more people would think this way, the world would be a lot safer without the weapons we use now.

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