I’m prefacing saying this by saying that it’s not the kind of thing I’d spend my money on, but if you’ve got the money and you like your gadgets, then it’s neat and might impress your friends.
This is the Clever Touch Temperature Sensing Coffee Mug with Digit LED Indicator and, as you likely figured, it senses the temperature of your beverage and shows you the temperature both numerically and in a cute little heart icon. You know, just in case you are deathly afraid of sipping coffee that’s too hot or too cold.
Maybe version 2.0 will be able to keep your coffee at the optimum temperature as well. Now that would be something.
Product Page ($36 via Gizmodo)
ThinkGeek is attempting to appeal to your inner masochist by offering these dried scorpion peppers that are among the hottest peppers on the planet.
Each bag of Insanely-Hot Dried Scorpion Peppers contains ¼ oz of the little beasties (that’s about 6-8 peppers). Each pepper is smaller than an inch, but packs a heat rating of 1.4 million SHU.
If you don’t value your lips and actually choose to eat these things, you are among the truly insane people mentioned on the product page.
Product Page: ($13)
If you want eating to be unnecessarily painful, check out this soon to be released Instant Regret Peanut Butter:
This time, we’ve gone straight to the top, and recruited the undisputed ruler of the chilli jungle, the King Naga chilli. We start by milking every last drop of capsaicin from the chillies, which we combine with the finest peanuts money can buy. Throw in a little oil, some seasoning, and a dash of Habanero chilli extract just for good measure. Then we butter it up.
In case you’re wondering, all of that measures up to a blazing 12 million SHU on the Scoville Scale. Pre-order it now so you can regret buying and eating it later.
Product Page: (£7, or about $11)
England’s Atomic Burgers is inviting crazy bastards to partake in their new Atomic Fallout Burger, which packs over a pound of meat between two deep-fried mini pizzas and measures a boiling hot 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale. The heat is generated by a 3-pepper sauce which contains 2 of of the hottest peppers known to man — The ghost pepper and the Scotch bonnet. The burger is so hot that the restaurant requires customers to be at least 18 years of age. They must also sign a waiver and wear gloves to protect their hands.
So far 500 people have braved the heat. 1 in 10 have succeeded.
Check out the video after the break.
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In keeping with people’s strange desire to ingest ultra hot foods, a British company has developed a vodka that measures a whopping 100,000 on the Scoville scale. Appropriately titled “100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka”, the drink is officially classed as the world’s hottest vodka and carries its own health warning.
Hit the jump to watch the reaction as it’s sampled on morning television.
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The town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, England can now boast about being the home of the world’s hottest chilli, which measures1.17 million on the Scoville Scale, and carries a health warning. The chili was grown by by Nick Woods, owner of Fire Foods who says:
“I didn’t set out to grow it, it’s really easy for chillies to crossbreed in a greenhouse, one day I just saw this new chilli plant growing. When I tried it tasted nice at first, like an odd fruity taste, the effect is delayed. Then it hit me. All of a sudden I felt it burning in the back of my throat, so hot that I couldn’t speak.
“I began to shake uncontrollably, I had to sit down, I felt physically sick. I really wouldn’t recommend anybody eat it raw like that.”
The chili made it to the Guinness Book of Records after out-spicing the previous title holder, the Bhut Jolokia, from India.
This kit from Think Geek will allow you to grow your own Naga jolokia, the second hottest peppers in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. With sunlight, water and love, you’ll see sprouts within 10-15 days, then you’ll be well on your way to over 1 million SHU of pepper fire.
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