World’s hottest pepper ruins man’s life for a week

carolina reaper

Depending on who you are and your tolerance for hot foods, eating a super hot pepper can either be a briefly painful but overall enjoyable experience, or it can make you hate your life for a while. For one 34-year-old man, taking on the famed Carolina Reaper — the world's hottest pepper, according to the Guinness Book of World Records — resulted in something far, far worse.

The man was taking part in a pepper eating contest when he consumed the incredibly hot veggie, and it wasn't long before things started to go south. He began dry heaving, which isn't exactly uncommon in the world of hot pepper eating, but soon felt a sharp pain in his neck which eventually took over his entire head. He was experiencing what is known as a "thunderclap headache," and the pepper wasn't done with him yet.

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