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Why Super Hot Peppers Get So Hot

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Apparently, the reason superhots make so much more fire than jalapenos or habaneros is because they’re OCD. According to research at the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University, the main difference between the two groups of chiles is that superhots maximize their interior space. Much like how my roommate in college Tetris’ed everything in the apartment neatly into its own little storage compartment.

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Ghost Pepper Ice Cream

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I’m not surprised Chip Hearn concocted ghost pepper ice cream at his Rehobeth Beach, Delaware joint, The Ice Cream Store. Given his love for spicy and his other love for ice cream, it was only a matter of time before he set those two crazy kids up, let nature take its course, and gave us the resulting lovechild that is his ghost pepper ice cream.