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Hot, Hot, Hot: Carolina Reaper is the World's Hottest Pepper

The Guinness Book of World Records said farmer Ed Currie's pepper is the fieriest in the world, measuring an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Units.

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The world's hottest pepper has been chosen and it is South Carolina's "Carolina Reaper," a waxy red capsicum the size of a golf ball.

The Guinness Book of World Records said farmer Ed Currie's pepper is the fieriest in the world, measuring an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Units.

In comparison, a jalapeno meaures about 5,000 to 8,000 Scoville Units. Zero is bland porridge.

It's even 200,000 units hotter than pepper spray's measure, meaning that you could probably used the peppers as grenades in warfare.

The pepper beat out the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, which was once the hottest pepper on earth at about 1.2 million Scoville Units.

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has still recorded the hottest pepper ever but the record was given to the hottest mean in a large batch.

The reapers were was certified by students at Winthrop University who tested the them as part of their undergraduate classes. They reportedly took four years to cultivate. If you dare you can order Currie's peppers online here from his Puckerbutt Pepper Company.