Food & Drink

Watch This Kid Eat a Ghost Pepper for $20 and Immediately Regret It

Published On 06/04/2015 Published On 06/04/2015

Disclaimer: This video features strong language

School is a time for experimentation -- for finding out who you are, meeting new people, and paying those people to do seriously asinine stuff. Case in point: the kid in the above video who accepts a challenge from a fellow student to eat a chunk of Ghost Pepper for $20.

Ghost Peppers, which can be up to 400 times hotter than jalapenos, are some of the spiciest in the world, and as the video shows, the boy makes the mistake of swallowing his pepper whole (rather than chewing it and having the chance to spit it out). Hilarity ensues as he hops around the bathroom and tries to wash out his mouth in the sink, and while he did end up getting his $20, it's safe to say he'll be eating mild salsa for the rest of his life.


Gianni Jaccoma is a staff writer for Thrillist, and he vividly remembers the dumb stuff people did for money in school. Follow his debauched memories on Twitter @gjaccoma

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