Meet Dave. Last year, as he was poking around some of the peppers his wife Kristy had planted in their garden, he plucked what he thought was a Ghost Pepper from one of the vines. Problem was, it was actually a Trinidad Scorpion pepper. While Dave nearly lost his mind, Kristy couldn’t contain her laughter, mostly because Dave always complained that her cooking wasn’t spicy enough. Kristy: 1, Dave: 0.
After the mishap, Dave went back for round two, but this time, he was armed with internet suggestions on how to combat the heat. Remedies ranged from milk to alcohol to sandpaper on the tongue. The internet was also quick to point out that Dave hasn’t actually eaten a hot pepper until he tries the Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest pepper.
According to Rumble, where the initial video was posted, Kristy has since grown both Carolina Reapers and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper, so Dave could try and be everyone’s pepper hero.
Depending on what source you believed, both were believed to be the world’s hottest pepper. Because this was hotly debated, Dave decided the only way to handle this was to eat one of each. And he was certain that the remedies suggested would make it all very bearable.
Because absolutely nothing could go wrong, Dave ate half of each pepper before things started to go sideways. It was only a matter of seconds before he realized he had literally bitten off more than he could chew. Did the suggested remedies work? Watch for yourself. (Still not as dumb as the guy who bong ripped a Carolina Reaper).