If You Eat A Really Hot Pepper, Brace For A 'Thunderclap' Headache As part of a contest, a man ate one of the world's hottest peppers. He started dry heaving and had "thunderclap" headaches, which can signal bleeding in the brain. He's OK.
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If You Eat A Really Hot Pepper, Brace For A 'Thunderclap' Headache

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If You Eat A Really Hot Pepper, Brace For A 'Thunderclap' Headache

If You Eat A Really Hot Pepper, Brace For A 'Thunderclap' Headache

If You Eat A Really Hot Pepper, Brace For A 'Thunderclap' Headache

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As part of a contest, a man ate one of the world's hottest peppers. He started dry heaving and had "thunderclap" headaches, which can signal bleeding in the brain. He's OK.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. The other night, a bartender said to me, hey, try my fiery hot margarita. It's made with Guatemalan chiltepin peppers. I did. I sweat it all over his bar. I had not read a story out this week about a guy in Michigan. As part of a contest, he ate a Carolina Reaper, one of the world's hottest peppers. He started dry heaving and had thunderclap headaches, which can signal bleeding in the brain. The guy's OK, but doctors warn that crazy peppers can do this - not worth it. It's MORNING EDITION.

[POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: In this story, we incorrectly identify the state where the chili eating contest took place as Michigan. It was actually New York state.]

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Correction April 12, 2018

In this story, we incorrectly identify the state where the chili eating contest took place as Michigan. It was actually New York state.