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Homes evacuated due to world's hottest chili

By T.K. Randall
November 7, 2015 · Comment icon 26 comments

It turns out that chili can be quite disruptive in the wrong hands. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Ramesh NG
Students were forced to leave their homes after a neighbor attempted a rather extreme cooking recipe.
The bizarre incident took place on Mauldeth Road in Fallowfield, England after an ambitious culinary experiment, which involved cooking the world's hottest chili in the world's hottest sauce, went awry.

Fearing that there had been a nearby gas leak, panicked students fled their homes and ran out on to the street while they waited for the emergency services to arrive.

Soon however it became apparent that the source of the eye-watteringly noxious odor wasn't a gas leak at all but the extreme aroma of their neighbor's spicy cooking.
"We thought itís got to be a gas leak, nothing else came to mind," said 19-year-old Terri Moran. "We then saw the house behind us and another on our left that were doing the same thing. Everyone was quite scared because chili never came to our mind and the only thought was a gas leak."

In the end the fire service had to fumigate four houses on the street to get rid of the smell.

"We were quite panicky and the fire-fighters calmed us down," said Moran. "They came out of the house coughing and had to put gas masks on before going back in."

One of the fireman quipped that the incident was the "weirdest they had dealt with in 20 years."

Source: Manchester Evening News | Comments (26)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by Goodnite 7 years ago
Can't even take a mildly spicy pepper any more. Why in the world would someone need a 2 million plus SHU pepper?
Comment icon #18 Posted by jarjarbinks 7 years ago
Imagine that foul smell coming out of your ass after eating this
Comment icon #19 Posted by libstaK 7 years ago
Imagine that foul smell coming out of your ass after eating this Never mind the smell, anyone stupid enough to eat something like that would probably have their ass in a bucket of icewater for a very long time afterward.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Black Monk 7 years ago
Dude, you're living in the last decade. That chili isn't even in the top 5 any more. The Carolina Reaper is the current hottest of them all --- https://www.crazyhot...ottest-peppers/ Well, it's debateable. The Dorset Naga did enter the Guinness World Records for being the hottest chilli in 2011. The woman who grows them has to wear two pairs of latex gloves and a rubber mackintosh to protect her skin from burns. Each Dorset Naga is hotter than eight vindaloos. Can't even take a mildly spicy pepper any more. Why in the world would someone need a 2 million plus SHU pepper? To add a bit of a kick... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by rashore 7 years ago
I'm not sure how to take the truthfulness of this story. That's because I regularly process some rather hot peppers. 7 pot brain strain, scorpions, reapers, ghost peppers, fun mild ones like fatali, devils tongue, and aji lemons, various carrot types, and heaps of other ones besides... canning, smoking, dehydrating... and have never had a batch of peppers kick off so much fumes that it seeped through walls. I did fume myself out of my kitchen years ago making a spectacularly hot batch of salsa, but even then it was only around for a little while and didn't seep through walls, it pretty much st... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Kurzweil 7 years ago
I like my chili with some bite but to destroy a batch by making it so hot you can't even taste it is irresponsible and an egregious waste of food. With that said I agree with rashore. This sounds made up.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Hawkin 7 years ago
Cooks up peppers to hide meth lab odor coming from behind the secret bookcase door. Sounds like a guy that knows from experience.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Hawkin 7 years ago
Cook wears gas mask to prepare worlds hottest drumstick sauce. http://youtu.be/rcK7H6YxOlM
Comment icon #25 Posted by Princess Serenity 7 years ago
No, thanks. I tether stick to regular chili
Comment icon #26 Posted by Sam Hill 7 years ago
We don't put beans in our chili here in Texas. The batches I've made will have you sittin in the creek come morning maybe wishing to have some soothing lotion/cream for that burning o-ring. Cold shower works very good for instant relief. Why do we do this? Heck, I don't know, butt it taste really good being addictive in a strange kinna way.

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