Dragon’s Breath

TAPER flickering in the night air,
MOODY Welsh farmer goes out to check on
CHILI tree. Dragon’s Breath is gathering strength.
SWILL milk all you want, there will be no defusing it.


The scientists believe that if you tried to actually eat this chili, your airways would likely close up from the burn and you’d go into anaphylactic shock and die. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a force for good, not evil.


  1. Love the poem and the article.

    2.48 million Scoville scale. That’s amazing. And somewhat terrifying. You could spray your mouth with military-grade pepper spray and not be as bad off as the Dragon’s Breath.

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