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What does a Palm Pre cost? Apparently, 1 Million Scoville Units.

My friend and fellow foodie/techie Mike Pfeffer recently won a Palm Pre in a contest by PreCentral.net apparently by willing to sacrifice his entire gastro-intestinal system to the Bhut Jolokia.
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My friend and fellow foodie/techie Mike Pfeffer recently won a Palm Pre in a contest by PreCentral.net apparently by willing to sacrifice his entire gastro-intestinal system to the Bhut Jolokia.

Bhut Jolokia isn't the name of a Indian demon worshipping cult from an Indiana Jones movie -- it's a type of chili pepper related to a Habanero. However, If you think Habaneros are hot -- which come in at around 80,000-100,000 Scoville units each, comparing it to the Bhut Jolokia is like comparing a small tactical nuclear weapon that was recently tested in North Korea to the Tsar Bomba that went off in 1961.

The Bhut Jolokia chile pepper, measuring in at approximately 1 Million Scoville units of heat each, is the hottest chile pepper in the world. And if you are actually willing to submit yourself to it, there's an Indian restaurant in New York City, Brick Lane Curry House, which will make a dish called Phaal Curry that features these nasty little things.

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