The war on terror is heating up...
By Peter Petterson
First published at Qondio:
The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism - the world's hottest chilli. According to several recent news reports, the country has decided to use the bhut jolokia or "ghost chilli" to make tear gas -like hand grenades to immobolise its enemies.
The pungent pepper was confirmed by Guiness World Records in 2006 as the world's spiciest. Its grown in India's northeast for its taste, as a cure for stomach problems and as a way to to fight the heat-cooling the body through sweat and evaporated heat as blood rushes to the face. It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units, the measurements of a chilli's spiciness; thats 200 times hotter than the average tabasca sauce - a mere 2500-8000 units.
Real hot stuff in the campaign against terrorism in the sub-continent.
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