India Turns To 'Ghost Pepper' To Fight Terrorism
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
In India, the world's hottest chili is not just for curry, it's for fighting terrorism. The Indian military planned to use it for a substance similar to tear gas. They say the pungent smell will immobilize suspected terrorists. The so-called ghost pepper packs a powerful punch: 100 times hotter than the spiciest jalapeno. It can also cure stomach ailments and keep wild elephants at bay.
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