Ghost peppers aren’t even the hottest pepper in the world, surpassed by others like the Naga Viper, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, and Carolina Reaper. Photo: PepperParadise/WikiMedia Commons
Ghost peppers aren’t even the hottest pepper in the world, surpassed by others like the Naga Viper, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, and Carolina Reaper. Photo: PepperParadise/WikiMedia Commons

A ghost pepper challenge nearly killed a man by tearing a hole in his oesophagus

Man underwent surgery, spent 23 days in hospital and still needed to eat through a tube afterwards after violent vomiting caused the tear

Ghost peppers aren’t even the hottest pepper in the world, surpassed by others like the Naga Viper, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, and Carolina Reaper. Photo: PepperParadise/WikiMedia Commons
Ghost peppers aren’t even the hottest pepper in the world, surpassed by others like the Naga Viper, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, and Carolina Reaper. Photo: PepperParadise/WikiMedia Commons
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