Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Can He Buy Bread Without Assistance?

Eating this fiery pepper can cause a “thunderclap” headache, doctors reported Monday. The headache was the result of an unusual blood vessel condition called reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), doctors reported in the British Medical Journal’s Case Reports.
They described the case of a 34-year-old man who ate a Carolina Reaper hot pepper in a contest.
“His symptoms began with dry heaves but no vomiting immediately after participation in a hot pepper contest where he ate one ‘Carolina Reaper,’ the hottest chili pepper in the world,” Dr. Kulothungan Gunasekaran of the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York, and colleagues wrote.
“Then he developed an intense headache,” they added. “The pain was excruciating and thus he came to the ER.”
 I like spicy food, too.  But as why wife pointed out when she saw this,  "Reaper" should be a clue.  Yes there are Chihuahuas named Rambo (like the one owned by the waitress at our favorite Mexican restaurant), but most of the time, if it has a name implying danger, it helps to be cautious.

1 comment:

tkc said...

Look at the bright side. At least it wasn't a Tide detergent pod.

Where are we going and why are we in a hand basket? =)