Guinness ranks the Carolina Reaper as the hottest pepper in the world right now. With a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 2.2 million, it’s a good bit hotter than its closest competitor.
The logical next question is why this dude would take on such a daunting challenge? Money? Viral video fame? Neither appears to be the case so it must just be for the hell of it. But as he painfully finds out, this is one pepper you don’t mess with unless there’s loot involved. A lot of it.
It’s hard not to laugh when his buddy asks him if he needs a doctor, but his reaction is downright hilarious. He looks like he could have really used some medical attention, though.