On July 2nd, 9 brave souls tried to prove that they could stomach more chili peppers than all others. The winner ate 47 in a mere 2 minutes.
In the tourist town of Lijiang, Yunnan, the competitors stood waist-deep in pepper water while stuffing their mouths full of the very spicy peppers, reports China News. Though these pepper-masters had already passed preliminary rounds, many still sweated and wept from the intense flavor.
The winner was awarded a 24K gold pepper. Unsurprisingly, he came from the city of Chengdu in Sichuan, which is known for its spicy food.
What a shame that the man who eats 2.5 kg of chili peppers every day didn’t stop by.
By Amy Yang
[Images via China News]