The Carolina Reaper has been named the hottest chili pepper available by the Guinness Book of World Records and the curiosity has led to people paying an uncomfortable price.
In a variety of videos posted to social media, people are seen trying the pepper and their painful reactions are going viral.
The Carolina Reaper gets a 2.2 million on the Scoville scale, which is the official measurement of potency for peppers.
For perspective on the scale, a jalapeno scores anywhere between 2,500 to 8,000. The habanero gets a rating of 150,000 to 325,000.
Eating a Carolina Reaper can also give you more than just a spicy mouth and sweaty forehead, they are so hot that a contestant in a pepper-eating contest in New York Had to go to the emergency room with blinding headaches after having just one.
Doctors diagnosed him with a thunderclap headache, one that breaks out suddenly and quickly becomes very severe, Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa of NYU Langone Health told Inside Edition.
“It can be a sign of a bleed in the brain, so you need to go to the ER if you experience anything like this," she said.