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Day 33

A Soul Made of Cayenne - The Cajun Fire-Eater

Last night's Taco Tuesday was held at Stick's house. Stick thinks of himself as a connoisseur of hot sauces, and he shined with pride as he showed a bottle that ranks 1,500,000 Scoville units. For scale, a habenero pepper averages 350,000-750,000, and some heat is lost when made into a hot-sauce.

I asked Stick if I could try it. He recommended I not, because it's known to make people cry in pain. I explained that I was raised on an array of hot-sauces and have an above-average tolerance. Stick can be very conceited and likes to prove himself better than everyone - whether it's by proving himself richer, smarter, stronger, etc... He grinned like Cheshire Cat as he poured a huge glob of it on a corn-chip for me.

I burned like a wildfire, but I've handled hotter. Not a flinch, cough, or hiccup. I just smiled and told him the flavor was nice - and it was! A slight smokey taste.

It put Stick in his place for once, and he asked if I had a soul.

Honeybun later told me that I had been a terrifying sight to behold as I casually ate liquid fire and smiled politely. I'd scared even him.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    4 months ago

    Man, you must have a tongue coated in steel....

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  • Otter Otter
    4 months ago

    It helps when your father makes homemade hot sauce from his homegrown hot peppers. He's been training me to handle the heat since I was young. His favorite story to tell is that, while most American babies' first solid food is a Cheerio, mine had been a piece of seasoned crawfish. lmao

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