Man speed-eats Bhut Jolokia peppers to break record

Gregory Foster from the US has broken another scorching speed-eating record with Ghost chilli peppers, also known as Bhut Jolokia peppers. The chilli enthusiast took on the challenge, attempting the record for the most Bhut Jolokia chilli peppers eaten in one minute.

Racing against the clock, Gregory managed to put away 110.50 g (3.98 oz) - or 17 - of the insanely hot peppers to break the record.  He attempted the record in San Diego, California, in a public park so the venue was open to the public.

The Bhut Jolokia chilli pepper can register 1 million - or more - Scoville Heat Units (SHU). That means in one minute, Gregory consumed roughly 17 million SHU. For comparison, a Jalapeño pepper registers around 2,500 - 8,000 SHU.

Gregory has always loved spicy food and even grows his own peppers at home. He has spent decades pushing his tolerance level for spicy foods, and he is now able to stomach the hottest peppers in the world. "This attempt was solely a personal endeavour to achieve another Guinness World Record alongside my currently standing [ones]. I love chilli eating and pushing myself."


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