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August 25, 2010

 

chili pepper

The Spicy Pepper Diet & Weight Loss

Have you ever tried the Spicy Pepper Diet?

July 9, 2010

 

chili-peppers

How Do Chili Peppers Make Your Mouth Feel Like It’s On Fire?

When you bite into a pepper you feel a burning sensation on your tongue. How does this happen.

February 12, 2008

 

Lots of P Hot Peppers

Spicy Source of Pain Relief

Have you heard that hot peppers might be the key to a new type of anesthetic that blocks pain without making you numb or paralyzed?

September 27, 2003

 

Chili Takes Out Other Flavors

Have you ever noticed that when you eat hot chili it dulls the flavors of other things? In this Moment of Science we explain why that is.

September 27, 2003

 

The Hottest of the Hot

Today’s Big and Bad File entry is the world’s hottest chili pepper. The hottest of all peppers is the Scotch Bonnet.

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