World’s hottest pepper may have triggered this man’s severe headaches

Known as the Carolina Reaper, the chili can constrict arteries in the brain

Carolina Reaper

FEAR THE REAPER  The Carolina Reaper (shown) has a rating of more than 2 million Scoville heat units — a measure of spiciness —making it the hottest pepper in the world, according to Guinness World Records. In contrast, the jalapeño has a rating up to 8,000 units.

Lance Cheung/USDA

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