How this guy made the world’s hottest peppers


PuckerButt Pepper Company founder Ed Currie is on a mission to create the world’s hottest peppers. Ed is the evil genius who brought the world the Carolina Reaper, one of the hottest hot peppers in existence; but he’s not stopping there.

There’s no way on God’s green earth I’d ever try one of these things – heck, I can’t eat a single jalapeno pepper – but the science of the pepper creation coupled with the physical reaction people get from eating this stuff is fascinating to me. I don’t understand why people eat food that literally causes them pain.