The Dragon’s Breath chili pepper is so hot that it can kill you
Have you ever wondered why peppers feel hot when you eat them? That is because they contain a chemical called capsaicin which binds with heat-sensing receptors in our nerves. Scientists discovered that they could also desensitize some receptors to not feel pain.
Mike Smith created the Dragon’s Breath chili pepper, the hottest one in the world, thinking it might serve as an anesthetic, but he ended up making a deadly weapon that can cause people’s airways to close if they eat it.