Wayne Algenio, 31, of Queens, New York, ate 119 grams of Carolina Reaper Peppers to claim a world record. The evil little peppers are hotter than pepper spray, according to their creator, Smokin’ Ed Currie.
The contest was part of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo.
Story and editing by Carl Mueller.
Follow INSIDER on Facebook
Follow INSIDER on YouTube
NOW WATCH: Executive Life videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.