Muhammed Karim, a 34-year-old chef in Lincolnshire has created a dish so spicy that he has to wear a gas mask when cooking it, and if you decide to eat it you risk facial paralysis.
Atomic Kick Ass Drumsticks are made with two of the hottest chillies in the world, one of which is the Carolina Reaper. This chilli measures 12 million on the Scoville scale (the measurement of how spicy chilli peppers and other spicy foods are), compared to the Tabasco pepper which measures in at mere 30,000–50,000.
Mr. Karim said that restaurant staff are trained in first aid incase customers suffer a bad reaction:
“The body gets this massive rush which can paralyse their face for up to 30 minutes and give them body shakes. The last guy who tried it was sweating all over. He was slapping his face to try and feel anything but it was paralysed. It is the adrenalin and the body trying to sort itself out.”
Karim is challenging customers to eating ten drumsticks in 15 minutes, and if you succeed you win £100. Only twenty people have signed up so far.
Why would anyone do this to themselves?