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Old 05-15-2014, 04:47 AM
 
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Suddenly, I had African Bird Pepper in my eye. I started tearing up, and of course, I ran to the bathroom, (I think I was screaming/dying/hating my adventurous spirit by that time.) and splashed water into my eye.... transferring the pepper to my other eye and my nose.

After a few frantic moments of splashing - and accomplishing nothing - I sat down in the bathroom, and let the tears cleanse my face. Once I was able to see, I went into the kitchen, grabbed the bag of African Bird Pepper, and slung it outside our second floor patio. It is probably still somewhere ... lurking.... 'til this day.
I used to grow substantial amounts of Habanero peppers and i learned quickly about handling them, rubbing your eye or going to the bathroom can have painful consequences even hours later if proper procedures arent followed, i use latex gloves whenever i'm dealing with hot pepper processing.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:20 PM
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That reminds me, long before I had the Phaal experience in London, I was living with a guy off the ship and his wife in San Diego. Somewhere we bought "world's hottest pepper" plant, and put it in their garden.

After a while a small red pepper developed, at this stage in my life I was chugging jalepenos, and it was not one of them.

Anyway, one afternoon, before they got home, I was bored and decided to pull it off the plant (only one pepper on big plant) and have a bite,

Took it to kitchen, cut a small slice and tasted.

Vetty, vetty, hot.

I knew right then I had to get the pepper off my hands so I headed to the bathroom to wash up.

As I entered I had a thought, "Why wash twice, since I am here, I'll take care of a little business, then wash."

Really, really bad mistake.

When I regained coherence I was in the shower, cold water on max, fully clothed with the ol zipper still open. Screaming in agony.

Of course, about that time my hosts returned home to a fool, howling in the shower.

At some point, we all laughed, and got rid of the pepper without further incident!

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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This isn't the hottest, but if your taste buds are bored this will make your day:

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Ate fried rice once at this Thai Restaurant in Marina Del Rey, CA. I love to eat spicy food, or so I thought. I ordered it "extra spicy" and the waitress said: "are you sure?" I said: "yes."

When the food came, I ate a few bites and my mouth literally started to wilt. It was that hot.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I just remembered the hottest thing I ever tried to eat. A lit birthday candle when I was 3 years old. Made quite an impression on me. I still remember it.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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I've gotten Serrano pepper in my eye (chopped without using gloves and rubbed my eye). I had to put soap in my eye to wash out the oil, which was very hard to do because my eye has never been shut so tight.

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This isn't the hottest, but if your taste buds are bored this will make your day:
Yeah, I used some of that two days ago and licked my fingers, which I immediately regretted.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:18 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I used to watch chefs/cooks preparing hot peppers and saying to make sure to not touch your eyes, wash your hands, etc. I would think, Well, let's not get dramatic about it. It can't be that bad. Until the time I got some in my eye. Now it's, chop on the cutting board, then immediately do a 180 to the sink and wash my hands with soap and water.

As far as chipotles, I never really liked the flavor in sauces or whatever. Too smoky. But it's starting to grow on me. I especially like using it in chicken tortilla soup.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Chipotles are so good with fried eggs and toast.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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Im a wuss. Hottest thing ive ever eaten was one of those Blazin Hot chicken sandwiches from Jack in the Box. Had to throw half of it away.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Although Haberneros are the hottest things I ever ate, the spicy things I prefer are much more mild. For daily uses, fresh jalapenos will suffice.
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