You may have seen one of those crazed contests on YouTube or at a fair where people "compete" to eat as many hot peppers as possible. For instance, in May 2017, a competitive eater who goes by the name LA Beast set a Guinness World Record for eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes — 13. Ghost peppers, for those of you that don't know, are some of the hottest in the world and rate 1 million per pepper on the Scoville heat scale (a scientific measure of how hot a pepper is). To put things in perspective, that's at least 100 times hotter than a jalapeño, which ranks anywhere between about 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville units. … [Read more...] about Is the Carolina Reaper the World’s Hottest Pepper?
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Since capicola is rather salty, it pairs well with foods such as cheese, figs, olives, melon, breads and crackers, and full-bodied wine. But some people say to be careful how much capicola you eat. The cured meat has a high fat content and is exceptionally salty. To wit: There are 540 milligrams of sodium in a 1-ounce (28-gram) serving, which is about 25 percent of the FDA's recommended daily intake of less than 2,300 milligrams. … [Read more...] about Capicola: The Italian Dried Meat Tony Soprano Called ‘Gabagool’
The One Small Step Act The One Small Step Act is true to its name. It's a small step. It applies only to companies that are working with NASA; it pertains only to U.S. lunar landing sites; it implements outdated and untested recommendations to protect historic lunar sites implemented by NASA in 2011. However, it offers significant breakthroughs. It is the first legislation from any nation to recognize an off-Earth site as having "outstanding universal value" to humanity, language taken from the unanimously ratified World Heritage Convention. … [Read more...] about ‘One Small Step’ Act Encourages Protection of Human Heritage in Space
Many legitimate devices, like Roku or Fire TV, connect to your TV and help you access legal streaming services online. But you can also find for sale hacked versions of these devices. Sometimes they're called "jailbroken" devices or "Kodi boxes." Only they don't access legal material – instead, once you connect them to the Internet, they stream content from, you guessed it, illegal repositories. … [Read more...] about 10 Signs That Streaming Movie Site Isn’t Legit