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Boy eats the world’s hottest pepper, quickly realizes his fate

kid eats a carolina reaper pepper

Pikachu The Pokemon/YouTube

‘It burns.’

People testing their pain thresholds by eating ridiculously hot peppers is practically its own genre on YouTube, and now we have the most recent addition. 

Young YouTuber Pikachu The Pokemon tells us he’s about to eat a whole Carolina Reaper pepper, which holds the Guinness World Record for hottest chili in the world. And, as he reminds us, he’s only 9 years old. 

You can hear someone—he says it’s his grandfather in the comments—tell him, “Well, you’re not supposed to swallow it,” but it’s too late, and you can see the fear in his eyes. 

It seems he’s recovered, though. 

H/T Uproxx | Screengrab via Pikachu The Pokemon/YouTube 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.