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  • - The spiciest thing I've ever eaten is pepperjack cheese.

  • Spicy Food around the World

  • Spicy Food around the World, Taste Test

  • We used the FLIR thermal camera

  • to see if spicy foods affect body temperature

  • Doro wot, Ethiopia

  • - It smells absolutely delicious.

  • - It just looks like a leg on a pancake.

  • - It's kind of smacking the back of my tongue.

  • - It's burning my lips, I'm not gonna lie.

  • - It's got a little kick to it.

  • - You feel it? - Mm-hm.

  • - It's kind of like a spicy barbecue.

  • - My hands are very hot.

  • - I could eat a whole plate of this.

  • - On a scale of one to five, I'd give it a four.

  • Let's see how they look in the thermal camera

  • Before

  • After

  • The back of their tongues got hotter

  • Currywurst, Germany

  • - Oh! - Currywurst!

  • - So good.

  • - No, it's actually really spicy hot, too.

  • - No it's not!

  • - It has a kick like a really good

  • third grade soccer player.

  • - Since it's such a thick sauce,

  • it coats your mouth and just sits there.

  • - I think the more you eat of that,

  • the more you will be numb,

  • completely numb on your tongue.

  • - Four out of five.

  • Thermal cam

  • Before

  • After

  • Her face and tongue got hotter

  • Papa a la huancaina, Peru

  • - This looks gross!

  • - (howls)

  • - What is this?

  • - It's like spicy, gross egg salad.

  • - It smells like nacho cheese.

  • - This looks like something a bad babysitter

  • would feed their kids.

  • - Oh, it is nacho cheese!

  • - Oh, is that a potato in the egg?

  • - This is a purple Peruvian potato.

  • - This is delicious.

  • - It's like Velveeta on eggs and potatoes.

  • - Yeah, it's a little spicy.

  • - It's like a two.

  • Thermal cam

  • Before

  • After

  • His tongue got hotter

  • Pad prik khing, Thailand

  • - Oh, Thai food!

  • - I'm a fan of rice mixed with spice,

  • because it always seems to taste better.

  • - Rice and spice sounds like a 90s R&B group.

  • - It doesn't look very menacing.

  • - Girl, it's all rice, you're not even touching the spice!

  • - I know. - (laughs)

  • - Kind of tastes like laundry.

  • - It's very tolerable.

  • - There's a sweetness to it.

  • - Yeah, there's a lemon,

  • I'm tasting lemons,

  • I don't really get any heat.

  • - I've had cereal spicier than this.

  • - One point five out of five.

  • Thermal cam

  • Before

  • After

  • Their foreheads and tongues got hotter

  • Buffalo wings, United States

  • - Alright, buffalo wings, ready?

  • - This is some good old American spice.

  • - Who doesn't want their mouth on fire

  • on a Sunday afternoon?

  • - While you're watching football games.

  • - Oh! - A little bit at the end.

  • - It's kind of getting to you.

  • - The joy of chicken wings is

  • you get to lick your fingers afterwards.

  • - Yeah, it makes my nose run,

  • it makes my lips quiver,

  • it makes me sweat,

  • but I love it!

  • - It's not that spicy.

  • They're just spicy enough to keep you going.

  • - Two and I'm done.

  • - Two? - I can't.

  • - Maybe two!

  • Thermal cam

  • Before

  • After

  • Her tongue, neck, and eyes got warmer

  • Chicken vindaloo, India

  • - Chicken vindaloo,

  • oh this looks spicy!

  • - I'm a little worried about this one.

  • - It's singeing my nostrils.

  • - This looks like a ghost pepper's diarrhea.

  • - No, we don't know what we're getting ourselves into.

  • - It smells great.

  • - Let's do it.

  • - (coughs)

  • - Oh, my whole mouth is spicy!

  • - It's like little tiny fires all down my throat.

  • Oh, and it's going lower.

  • - Yeah, I'm feeling this in my ears.

  • - Yeah, I have tears streaming down my face.

  • - We took too much!

  • - You have a horror movie in your mouth?

  • I have a party in my mouth. - He has a dance party.

  • - ♫ Chicken vindaloo, chicken vindaloo

  • - This isn't even five, this is like a 12.

  • Thermal cam

  • Before

  • After

  • Look at his eyes and her tongue!

  • - ♫ Do you like spicy food more than anything?

  • Then get yourself a wedding ring

  • To spicy foods, what, what,

  • To spicy foods.

  • Spicy, yeah! ♫

  • - Yeah!

- The spiciest thing I've ever eaten is pepperjack cheese.

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    James posted on 2015/06/16
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