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The World Has A New Hottest Chili Pepper: X

The World Has A New Hottest Chili Pepper: X
Oct 19 2023 Share

Guinness World Records has declared Chili Pepper X as the world’s hottest pepper, surpassing the Carolina Reaper. 

Tests conducted by Winthrop University in South Carolina show Pepper X averages 2.69 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), while the Carolina Reaper averages 1.64 million SHU. This scale, devised by Wilbur Scoville in 1912, measures chili pepper spiciness.

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In comparison, a typical jalapeño scores between 3,000 to 8,000 SHU. Pepper X is the creation of Ed Currie, the founder of Puckerbutt Pepper Company in South Carolina, who also developed the Carolina Reaper in 2013. Over a decade, Currie meticulously crossbred Pepper X with other high-heat peppers to elevate its capsaicin content.

Initially unveiled on the YouTube series “Hot Ones,” Pepper X’s intensity surpasses even the formidable Carolina Reaper. Puckerbutt Pepper Company’s website describes the Reaper as “painfully hot,” cautioning against underestimating it. 

However, there is no information yet on how they characterize a pepper that boasts a million more units on the Scoville scale than the Reaper. This achievement marks a new pinnacle in the world of spicy peppers, signaling a fiery contender for those with a taste for extreme heat.

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78 Year Old Woman At Risk Of Dying After Being Hit By Car

78 Year Old Woman At Risk Of Dying After Being Hit By Car
Oct 19 2023 Share

Yesterday, at around 1700hrs, police were informed of a traffic accident which had taken place in Misraħ Karlu Diacono, Żejtun.

Police convened immediately on site and found through preliminary investigations that a 78 year old woman resident of Żejtun had been hit by a Toyota Hi-Ace driven by a 39 year old resident of Ħal Tarxien. 

A medical team was called on site and took the woman to Mater Dei Hospital for the required medical aid. She was later certified as having suffered serious injuries. 

An inquiry has been opened and police are carrying out further investigations. 

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Sion Grech’s Sister Speaks On Popolin Interview

Sion Grech's Sister Speaks On Popolin Interview
Oct 19 2023 Share

Invited onto an episode of Popolin, the late Sion Grech’s sister Rita spoke about what the family went through following the murder, stating that whoever killed Sion killed their parents due to the grief. 

Rita explained how her father experienced immense regret for not being as accepting of Sion prior to her death, whereas their mother was ridden to a wheel-chair and suffered with depression. 

 

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Rita went on to explain what the family went through, about hearing about the murder and how the case did not do Sion or their family justice. 

Sion Grech’s body was found dumped in a Marsa field in April 2005. Sion was just 20 years old, with an autopsy determining that she had been stabbed at least 17 times.

Ismael Habesh and Faical Mohouachi were both cleared of wilful homicide by a nine person jury earlier this year. 

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Outrage After Cat Found With Gunshot To The Head

Outrage After Cat Found With Gunshot To The Head
Oct 19 2023 Share

The Association for Abandoned Animals shared the tragic and brutal story of Marley, a stray cat, who was shot from close range towards his head. 

Remarkably, he managed to crawl back to his feeder, who took him to the vet. The X-Rays showed hundreds of shotgun pellets all over his body. 

Unfortunately, there was no hope for Marley and he had to be euthanised. The Association for Abandoned Animals shared the images, stating: ‘this country can never heal when it comes to animals.’

‘Our sincere condolences to Marley’s feeder and all cat feeders, who do their maximum for the strays but have to face these atrocities as well.’

‘Rest well dear Marley. So very sorry that you met evil, and your life ended this way.’

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