INDIA – In the war of terrorism, new upgrades are always welcomed. An unlikely source might become a new “weapon” in the fight!
Guinness World Records holds the bhut jolokia as the word’s spiciest chili. The “ghost chili” is grown in India’s northeast for its taste, but also serves as a cure for stomach troubles and a way to fight the crippling heat.
The bhut jolokia will now start to help in the fight against terrorism. The Indian military will be using the chili to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects.
Jalapeno peppers contain anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili’s spiciness. The classic Tobasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units. The bhut jolokia measures in at more than 1,000,000 units.
“Its pungent smell will force the target victim to throw up and the eyes will burn like hell, but all without any long-term damage,” RB Srivastava of the Defense Research and Development Organization said of the upcoming “chili grenade.”
That is one spicy chili and perhaps restaurants should start using it in their chicken wing contests. That would certainly be a feat worthy of a place on the restaurant’s wall and a free t-shirt.