Well, maybe on the second day on its way out .............. I guess you
could call that a sensation, but it sure seems like "burning" to me.
Although, come to think of it, I have never seen flames or smoke. Just felt
like it ..........
According to what I've heard, spicy food stimulates your sensory
nerves the same way fire would. This produces a burning sensation
without actually burning.
BTW, got any idea what temperature your tongue would have to reach
before it would actually burn? You may not want to try that experiment
There's a scale that is used for rating hot things. Like spicy foods, and
pepper spray. It is SHU, meaning S(can't remember the name) Heat Units.
Maybe Scoville, but don't hold my feet to the fire, just guessing.
Jalepenos are like 40,000 to 60,000 and habanero and Scotch Bonnets are like
And every can of pepper spray you buy has a SHU rating.
How do they figure that out?
I wondered the same thing. I was at a spice shop once and they had
all these bulk spices. They had Cayenne pepper and it was rated like
you say. I have used the store bought variety all my life, but when I
bought some of their strongest, it knocked my socks off. Damnit, now
I lost my socks too...... :)
I believe that Cayenne was 120,000. YIKES !!!!!!
A friend at a plant I worked at had a problem. There was a fridge where
everyone could put their lunch. Someone was digging in the lunches, and
taking sips out of other's soda bottles.
He put some Scotch Bonnet pepper around the lip of a soda bottle and put it
in the fridge. Later that day, the culprit actually had blisters on his
He also got a free can of Whupass.
Engines are "running" (what are they doing?).
People are "flying"
And now that it has been found that a light bulb is a "dark Sucker" so I
suppose we should say the bulb is "sucking".
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