Who knew that something called the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper would be so spicy?
In this episode of “Why Would You Eat That? Challenge,” Ron Babcock and Michael Truly challenge two of their comedian friends, Chris Fairbanks and Jordan Morris, to eat the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper. To give you some idea of how spicy this pepper is, jalapeno peppers measure about 8,000 Scoville Units (the official unit of spiciness) whereas the scorpion pepper measures around 2,000,000. That’s about as much as pepper spray.
Because Babcock and Truly are nice guys, they gave Fairbanks and Morris access to a treasure chest full of yogurt, water and other treats that can counteract the pepper’s effects. The only problem is that the treasure chest is locked, and Fairbanks and Morris need to find the right key to open it. There’s something incredibly funny about watching two grown men scream for Greek yogurt.