Wednesday, March 24, 2010

War Is Bad For Puppies And Other Living Things

We never thought about it before, but we're suddenly very interested in the state of Mexico-India relations.

The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chile.

After tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-size bhut jolokia, or ghost chile, to make tear-gas-like hand grenades to immobilize people, defense officials said Tuesday....

It has more than 1 million Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chile's spiciness. Classic Tabasco sauce has 2,500 to 5,000 units, while jalapeño peppers measure 2,500 to 8,000.

Mexico has an ample habanero stockpile, though at 350,000 Scoville units it would at best impede the Indians (though with massive casualties on both sides) as they advance on the capital. Of course, as we all know, scientists have shown that the habanero can be weaponized to nearly 600,000 Scoville units - which, combined with numerical supremacy, could serve to keep India's ambitions in check.

Unless India, which has courted biotechnology investment for years, decides to escalate the bhut jolokia.  Where does this madness end?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are they grown in India or Mexico?
Maybe the Mexican government can use it against the drug lords??

M

mexicomystic said...

WHERE CAN i GET A BOTTLE OF THAT TO SLOSH ON MY TACOS???