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UK: Growing the UK’s Hottest Chilies

UK: Growing the UK’s Hottest Chilies

A man has smashed the record for growing the hottest chilies in the UK—by shouting at them. Matt Simpson, 43, grew the super-hot British peppers by stressing them throughout the whole growing process. He denied them water, pretended to be a predator by ripping bits off, as he believes the heat is a natural defense against being eaten, and even shouted at them. The mouth-watering result, a variety of the chinensis family, named the Katie, measured a whopping 1,590,000 Scoville units compared to the previous record of 1,389,000. Matt also produced a “baby sister” chili called Lucy, which measured a staggering 1,359,284 on the scale. The two pepper varieties were developed by a friend. The hottest chilies from around the world measure at least a million on the scale. (Source: dailymail.co.uk)