The Science of the World's Spiciest Chip

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We filmed ourselves eating the world's spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, and then made this video for you. With every bite into a Paqui's "Carolina Reaper Madness" chip, more and more capsaicin interacts with the pain sensors on your tongue. In fact, it's so hot that it's exclusively sold in packages that contain only one chip. So what makes it so spicy?

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Producer/Video by:
Jason Lederman

Director/Cinematographer/Producer:
Tom McNamara


Research/Narrator/Taste Tester:
Kendra Pierre-Louis

Taste Tester:
Billy Cadden

Media Used (CC by 2.0)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/28922901053
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gammaman/9603469006

Media Used (cc by 3.0)
http://journal.sjdm.org/12/12502a/jdm12502a.pdf

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