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Not all chillies are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon's Breath chilli -- a new breed that may soon find itself atop the "world's hottest" throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange, fingernail-sized fruit is the unintentional product of a trial of a new performance-boosting plant food developed by Nottingham Trent University.

Smith says the ferocious fruit is the spiciest on the planet, just over 1.5 times as spicy as a Carolina reaper -- the current record holder. That's pretty fiery, but despite what much of the media coverage of this new chilli has claimed, the Dragon's Breath is not lethally hot.

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When you're cooking with chillies, it's a good idea to remove those burning seeds before you toss them in. Here's a super fast method that completely sidesteps the seeding process altogether so you can get to cooking, and eating, faster.

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If you've ever noticed a funny feeling when you eat spicy food, you're not just imagining things. Capsaicin, the compound that makes peppers hot, causes your brain to release chemicals that make some people feel buzzed or high.