The Agony of the Heat

One man eats the world's hottest pepper. The rest of the world watches, and winces

We’ve all been there: you bite into a hot pepper and then instantly regret it, clawing in vain at your tongue in the restaurant men’s room. (Wait, that was just me.) Ever wonder just what, chemically and physiologically, is going on during that agony? The latest Science of Youtube episode lets you get all the fun facts while watching someone else take the heat.

John Pavlus and Christopher Mims, also known as Small Mammal, are here again with the latest episode of _The Science of YouTube, the_ Popular Science_ video series that humanely anesthetizes YouTube videos, deftly dissects them, and labels their exposed organs for all to enjoy._