Ariana Grande, Chili Peppers, and Internet Fame

It seems like there is no price to big to pay for internet fame. In case you need proof, there’s a video making its rounds on the internet of an Ariana Grande fan who challenged himself to eat a hot pepper every time she said um during her acceptance speech at the American Music Awards. This one definitely requires a “don’t try this at home” disclaimer, but in case you’re curious, these weren’t your average peppers. Reddit’s pepper experts (yes, Reddit has it’s own resident community of Pepper specialists), determined that this fan was eating Fresno chili peppers for this challenge, a pepper with a scoville level ranging between 2,500 and 10,000. Definitely not the hottest pepper around, but still hot enough to make for a pretty uncomfortable experience. You can watch the video here