New York, Dec 5 (ANI): The Naga Viper will soon be named the hottest chili in the world.
The Naga Viper, a cross between three of the hottest exiting varieties, is so hot that it can strip paint.erald Fowler, who runs the Chili Pepper Company in Cumbria, England, created the new species, reports the New York Daily News.
The Daily Mail reported that weapons experts are even considering using the chili in a 'spice bomb' to incapacitate enemy soldiers.
"It numbs your tongue, then burns all the way down," Fowler told the newspaper.
"It can last an hour, and you just don't want to talk to anyone or do anything," he added.
While the popular jalapeno comes in at just 2,500-5,000 on the Scoville scale, which measures hotness levels, the Naga Viper measured a whopping 1,359,000.
It beat out the previous world record holder, the Indian Bhut Jolokia, which measured at 1,001,304. (ANI)