World’s Hottest Chili to Become Spice Bomb
India’s military is now developing a new weapon that officials believe can drive out terrorists from their hideouts more effectively than the best tear gas. Military officials said tear-gas like grenades made from “bhut jolokia” or “ghost chili,” which is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the hottest variety of the spice in the planet, have passed initial tests.
Defense official Col. R Kaila said military scientists have confirmed that the chili grenade is fit for use as a weapon. The Defense Research and Development Organization’s R.B. Srivastava said the chili bomb is an “effective nontoxic weapon because its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hide-outs.”
Bhut jolokia packs more than 1 million Scoville units, which is used to measure the spiciness of the various types of chili. In comparison, jalapeno peppers have a maximum of only 8,000 Scoville units while Tabasco sauce usually registers a high of 5,000.
The Indian military is also planning to manufacture chili aerosol sprays aside from the hand grenades.