Two girls Lizzy Wurst, 18, and her friend Sabrina Stewart, 22, attempted to consume an entire Carolina Reaper pepper. The chili is the hottest in the world at 2.2million Scoville units – 300 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
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Eating an entire Carolina Reaper can cause profuse sweating, vomiting, stomach cramps, and an extreme burning sensation from the tongue to the stomach.
The confidence displayed by both the girls appeared to disappear as quickly as the heat from the chili arrived.
The effect was immediate. Lizzy began a coughing fit, while Sabrina was left struggling to breathe and convulsing on the bench they were sitting on.
Within seconds the girls’ faces contorted and they squirmed in their seats as the agony of the hot pepper hit.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Lizzy told of the frightening sensation she felt within seconds of biting into the pepper.
‘It felt like a fire burst in my mouth. I burned the roof of my mouth so that felt extremely weird and painful. On a scale from 1/10 it’s 1,000,000! It was so hard to handle! It was one of the worst feelings I have ever experienced.’