The Cry Baby is on sabbatical ....

Monday, April 11, 2011

The hottest chillies in the world

A farm in Australia is growing what appears to be the hottest chillies peppers in the world. Chili potency is measured on the Scoville scale. A jalapeno pepper, contains about 5,000 Scoville heat units – the "Trinidad Scorpion Butch T" clocks in at a whopping 1.46 million units. Make no mistake, this is a vegetable that should be labeled a lethal weapon.

Asked for advice on how to use the chillies, grower Marcel de Wit advised,''Very sparingly.''

Read more here.

Watch the "Trinidad Scorpion Butch T" being consumed:

Tasering animals outlawed in Alaska - still Ok to shoot them I guess

Shiras Moose - Grand Teton National ParkImage by Al_HikesAZ via Flickr
Under the category of "who knew":  The Alaska Board of Game just passed a law making it illegal to Taser wildlife, except in cases of self-defence.

“The department recognized the lack of authority to regulate the use of [Tasers] on wildlife and brought the concern to the Board of Game,” the press release for the Game Board stated. “Restricting the use of [Tasers] will reduce the risk of improper or unethical use on wildlife by the public or other agency personnel who are unfamiliar with the potential effects and hazards.”

“Conceivably someone could Tase a moose or bear, go up and get a picture taken with it, shut the [Taser] off and then release the animal,” biologist Larry Lewis said.

Well, I guess I'll just have to use an old fashioned rifle if I make up to Alaska.

Video: Canadian soldier show how to make coffee under combat conditions in Afghanistan

"Making Coffee101 in the F-ing Field." Canadian soldiers show what to do when there is no Tim Hortons in sight ....