The Carolina Reaper, which has held the Guinness World Record for the world’s hottest pepper since 2013, is an essential ingredient in the One Chip Challenge, which has taken the internet by storm over the past month or so. The challenge has reduced NFL players to tears and made a news anchor vomit on air, which should give you a pretty good idea of just how serious it is.
The challenge’s latest victim is Shaquille O’ Neal, who attempted it on Inside the NBA last night. It went better than most of the ones I’ve seen so far, but that’s not exactly saying much.
Shaq bet Charles Barkley $20 that he could eat the chip without making a face, and while he claimed he never cracked, the tape tells another story.
“A” for effort Shaq.