If you are a fan of horror and want to punish your mouth, check out the new hottest pepper on the block known as the Naga Viper. This concoction doesn't come from down south or from a third world country.
No, this culinary mouth assault was developed by a man named Gerald Fowler, a British chili farmer and pub owner, who crossed three of the hottest peppers known to man -- including the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili).
The Naga Viper, is hotter than the "ghost chili," by more than 300,000 points on the famous Scoville scale of tongue-scorching chili hotness. Researchers at Warwick University testing the Naga Viper found that it measures 1,359,000 on the Scoville scale, which rates heat by tracking the presence of a chemical compound.
In comparison, most varieties of jalapeño peppers measure in the 2,500 to 5,000 range -- milder than the Naga Viper by a factor of 270.
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