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September 28, 2006 | By |

SKIPPY'S SKIPPY’S, originally uploaded by SkyShaper.

“Try this: put a couple of drops of Tabasco Sauce on your tongue. Hot, right? Tabasco Sauce rates between 2,500 and 5,000 on the Scoville scale, the standard measurement system for chile pepper heat. Now try a drop of Mad Dog Inferno, a ridiculously hot sauce that clocks in at 90,000 Scoville units. As I chewed ice cubes and blinked away tears after touching a miniscule droplet of Mad Dog Inferno to my tongue from the tip of a toothpick, I knew I’d never make it as a chilehead.”

Scoville scale, huh? Well, I learned something new! Anyway, while this is an excerpt of an article about “the subculture of people who are hooked on incredibly hot peppers” called The Cult of Capsaicin, even more importantly: you can buy this and other very cool stuff at BoingBoing‘s new Digital Emporium.There’s all kinds of awesome findings, all of them digital, all of them without “some irksome Digital Rights Management”, and all of them for a really low price. How could you not love it?

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