Previous Post
How Netflix Turned a Campy Cult Classic into a Sleeker, Smarter Sci-FI
Next Post
Egyptian Photojournalist Wins Prestigious Competition For Project on 'Breast Ironing' in Cameroon

How Much Heat Can Egyptians Handle?

From sogo2 to ghost pepper, Egyptians try spicy food.

You might call us sadists for making people eat one of the world's hottest peppers simply for our own entertainment (we're a spicy bunch), but let's face it; it's just human nature to laugh (profusely) at other people's misery. Especially if they're willing participants, and know full well they're about to get their sphincters decimated.

Full disclosure though; some people pointed out that ingesting a full ghost pepper can result in thunderclap headaches, and acute vasoconstriction amongst a slew of horrifying side effects (most of which smell). So everyone involved in the making of this video was given the freedom to ingest only as much as they (not really) felt comfortable. This should also tell you that you probably shouldn't try this at home (that's a lie). We've got some of that award winning hot sauce left over and we don't mind sharing if you'll let us laugh at your misery.

Naturally we had to see if our willing participants (they have to work for those paychecks) are even capable of handling something like a ghost pepper, so we gave them a series of spicy foods that gradually increase in scoville units (that's how you measure how horrifically spicy something is) and even had them rate them along the way.

So without further ado:


Todays Events
Karavan Sarai + Egyptian Project @ CJC
Bars
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
The House Party: The Music Room @ BCA Maadi
Parties
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: BCA Maadi Clubhouse
Kevin De Vries / Kiasmos / Shiha @ CJC 610
Bars
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
Ahmet Kılıç + Kashouty @ The Tap East
Bars
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap East
Yehya Khalil  @  Cairo Opera House
Concerts
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Cairo Opera House
Winter Sessions II ft. Luigi Rocca @ 24k
Parties
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 11:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: 24K Bar & Restaurant
8Kays @ The Garden Nile Front
Parties
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 10:30pm - 6:00am
Venue: The Garden Nile Front
'Times & Echoes' @ Marakez
Exhibitions
Date: 1/17/2019
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Marakez