Humans' competitive nature sometimes leaves some with dangerous or deadly consequences. Demonstrating the same fact, a 47-year-old man recently showed up at a San Francisco emergency room.
The man attempting a ghost pepper challenge was left him with a hole in his esophagus. Doctors said the injury could have even killed him, but he was luckily to receive treatment in time.
Ghost peppers, which are also known as Bhut Jolokia, have a top ranking on the list of the hottest and most-painful chilies to consume. The Scoville scale measures the "heat" produced by such chilies.