posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 09:34 PM
reply to post by TheComte
Anyone have any funny experiences with spicy food?
Not so much funny but it was pretty scary for me.
Some of my girlfriends and I went out to eat when we were in college. We were shown a bottle of hot sauce that was supposed to be super strong (I'm
guessing similar to what the teenagers in the article consumed).
All I did was dip a toothpick in it then put a drop on my tongue to see how bad it was. It was so bad that it ended up provoking an asthma attack and
closing off my airways.
It was terrifying. Sure enough, there was a warning on the bottle that said asthmatics shouldn't use that hot sauce. There were other medical
disclaimers as well but asthma is the one I remember since that is what I suffer from and what made the hot sauce affect me so badly.
Really, what is the point of making something like that? If the human body cannot handle a drop, how are you supposed to pour it all over your food?
It's so strong it has to come with medical disclaimers? Geez.
And I'm no sissy either- been in Texas all my life and can eat jalapenos right out of the jar. Spicy food doesn't faze me but that stuff literally
almost sent me to the ER.