This 9-year-old Scottish boy tells the camera that he’s planning to eat an entire Carolina Reaper, ostensibly for our viewing enjoyment. In case, like me, you’re not well-versed when it comes to the scale of hot peppers, here’s some background: The Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper known to mankind, averaging 1,569,300 on the Scoville scale (and up to 2,200,000). That’s nearly twice as hot as the average Ghost pepper.
This kid seems like a nice kid, and his accent is cute, so part of me doesn’t want to see him suffer, so it’s either a blessing or a curse that he aborts his documentation before complete and utter hell rains down on him. “Well, you’re not supposed to swallow it!” Listen to your dad next time, kid.