Monday, September 29, 2008

Caution: Hot Sauce Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

This story out of the UK makes me want to think twice before I challenge other people to eat something spicy (not just tangy, but sweat-inducing, eyeball popping, makes-your-life-flash-before-you HOT):

"Andrew Lee, 33, challenged his girlfriend’s brother to a contest to see who could eat the spiciest sauce that he could create.

"The fork-lift truck driver, who wanted to cook for a living, prepared a tomato sauce made with red chillies grown on his father’s allotment. After eating it, however, he suffered intense discomfort and itching. The following morning he was found dead, possibly after suffering a heart attack.

"Toxicology tests are being conducted to try to establish if he suffered a reaction to the food."

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