View Full Version : Man eats half a Bhut Jolokia pepper and survives

09-21-2008, 10:29 PM
I took a bag of Bhut Jolokias from the garden to the comp this weekend figuring that I would come across one of those "I can take anything" heman types. By mid evening I was not let down.

he appeared in the form of Mike, the meat man from the Ponca City Food Pyramid grocery store.

We dared him to try one, then warned him off once we realized he would really do it. After Brett and I both tried to pull his hand awayfrom his mouth only to have him swat us away forcibly, we let him have his way.

After declaring that he could take anything because he had lived in Mexico, he bit it in half and proceeded to chew just as I was warning him "wellthese are from India, not Mexico"

In about 40 seconds, the man showed signs of obvious distress which included reddenig of the face, heavy sweating and a general WTF have I done to myself now? look on his face.

We had a bottle of sour cream and a coupke packs of tortillas left over from our fajita dinner and he tore through them faster than a hungry bunch of lettuce pickers. Here are some shots.

Normal Mike


Mike eating Bhut

Mike during the 40 seconds before he realized he had screwed up

Mike during his tortilla and sour cream frenzy

KCBS contest reps wondering in awe if Mike would live

I would like to encourage any of you that have free or cheap long distance to google Food Pyramid in Ponca City Ok for the phone number and call mike tomorrow to see if he is fully recovered. We did not see him the next day, but we heard that he had been spotted at Lowe's looking for a toilet seat with fire extinguishers built in.

Short One
09-21-2008, 10:50 PM
:wow::shrug:Hope EVERYTHING came out ok for Mike.


09-21-2008, 11:34 PM
Well if you live through the first fire... You better keep your TP in the freezer for the second! :eating: