Indian military to weaponize world's hottest chili

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I'm a hot sauce fanatic, So naturally, this caught my attention....



AP – FILE - In this July 4, 2007 file photo, farmer Digonta Saikia shows a 'Bhut jolokia' or 'ghost chili' …

By WASBIR HUSSAIN, Associated Press Writer Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer – Tue Mar 23, 7:19 am ET

GAUHATI, India – The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chili.

After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday.

The bhut jolokia was accepted by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the world's spiciest chili. It is grown and eaten in India's northeast for its taste, as a cure for stomach troubles and a way to fight the crippling summer heat.

It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili's spiciness. Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units, while jalapeno peppers measure anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000.

"The chili grenade has been found fit for use after trials in Indian defense laboratories, a fact confirmed by scientists at the Defense Research and Development Organization," Col. R. Kalia, a defense spokesman in the northeastern state of Assam, told The Associated Press.

"This is definitely going to be an effective nontoxic weapon because its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hide-outs," R. B. Srivastava, the director of the Life Sciences Department at the New Delhi headquarters of the DRDO said.

Srivastava, who led a defense research laboratory in Assam, said trials are also on to produce bhut jolokia-based [color= rgb(0, 255, 0)]aerosol sprays[/color] to be used by women against attackers and for the police to control and disperse mobs.

I knew Indians were crazy about spicey food, but to weaponize it...


 
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It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili's spiciness. Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units, while jalapeno peppers measure anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000.


cot damn... i dont wanna get near those
 
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It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units

thats not even cool bro.

1000x hotter than one of the hottest pepper eh?

cure for the summer heat eh?

to keep it funky i thought it was chili chili. like with beans.
 
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Saw someone on youtube eating the ghost chili and dude freaked, I can't imagine getting that in your eyes or inhaling it
 
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The pain has to be something like having hot sauce in both eyes, having snorted it, and burning your mouth all at the same time.

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Originally Posted by CIDMAN911


Srivastava, who led a defense research laboratory in Assam, said trials are also on to produce bhut jolokia-based [color= rgb(0, 255, 0)]aerosol sprays[/color] to be used by women against attackers and for the police to control and disperse mobs.
Soooooooooo like pepper-spray
 
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