Here’s Why You Should Never, Ever Eat A Ghost Pepper

The grand tradition of eating spicy and insane things while on camera always leads inevitably to the Ghost Pepper, the world’s spiciest chili. Apparently this fiery pepper rates at over one million Scoville heat units, which sounds impressive, especially if you know what the heck those are. After this young champ’s bathroom foray with the infamous pepper got traction, we thought it appropriate to revisit all the times the Ghost Pepper has claimed its viral victims.

From downing glass after glass of milk, to calling desperately for their mothers, Ghost Pepper reactions don’t disappoint. What could possibly be worth all this gagging and crying? Internet infamy, apparently.

That time you and your friend try the Ghost Pepper together, but your friend’s turns out to be a dud. So you must suffer alone…

This Hawaiian beach dude appears to be in pretty exceptional shape, but he is no match for the Bhut Jolokia.

This guy’s attempt to drown his chili pepper sorrows in endless glasses of milk is admirable…

This poor fella starts off so confident, but by the end he’s pacing and calling for his mother’s help.

And finally, which is worse: Ghost Pepper or getting kicked in the nuts? Because this gentleman endures both… thanks to Eyore. What?

Moral of the story: Don’t eat Ghost Peppers. Ever.