Mike Jack has that burning desire.
Jack set a Guinness World Record speed mark by eating three Carolina Reaper peppers ― the world’s hottest chili pepper ― in 9.72 seconds, Guinness noted in a video of his feat that dropped last week on Facebook. (Watch it below.)
He winced in pain, retched and required a bucket.
“It feels so good but hurts so bad,” Jack said.
Guinness does not appear to mention a previous record on its website.
The Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper packs an average of 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units, according to Guinness, and up to more than 2 million, according to other sources. Its creator, Ed Currie, said, “It’s kind of like eating molten lava.”
The Carolina Reaper is about 200 times hotter than the relatively pedestrian jalapeño, PepperHead.com reports.