• @[email protected]
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    1002 months ago

    Still successful, though. Humans have spread the seeds of capsicum farther than any bird ever did.

    We’re just fuckin weirdos about it

    • @[email protected]
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      312 months ago

      Humans spreading peppers like weirdos reminds me of a petition replacing the word “expert” with “pervert.”

      “Pepper pervert” conveys the masochistic spread of hot peppers better than “Pepper expert.”

      • @[email protected]
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        122 months ago

        It kinda reminds me of the scene in Star Trek the Next Generation when Data, the humanoid Android, tries alcohol to better understand humanity. He takes one sip, winces and remarks “That’s awful! … another!”

    • pixelmeow
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      142 months ago

      Birds can’t taste it like we do. You can get bird feed covered in red pepper to keep other animals from eating it. I’m not sure a bird would eat a pepper, anyway, but 🤷🏼‍♀️

      • @NegativeLookBehind
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        102 months ago

        Did you know that, “spicy” is the only thing you can taste with your asshole?

        • Jo Miran
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          192 months ago

          I tend to eat very spicy and in large quantities. After some time my body must have learnt to digest the capsicum because it now never bothers my butt. Unfortunately now when I overdo it , I piss out the spice. It’s not nearly as bad as the fire shits, as long as I wash up with soap and water after every pee for about six hours after eating really spicy.

          PS: There’s an Indian grandma that cooks at a close by restaurant that took it as a challenge when I said I wanted it “five stars” (max heat). It’s what I ask for everywhere else, but this lady took it to heart. I pissed Mace for two days straight but it was delicious.

          • @[email protected]
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            92 months ago

            God damn. I like spicy food but so far I have never pissed lava. I guess it’s bound to happen eventually if I keep going like this. Thanks for the heads up

            • @[email protected]
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              42 months ago

              It’s not a pleasant sensation. Like feeling like you have to pee constantly for hours, urgently, but just… not. Ive done it to myself with fried rice.

              Sauce: 1 gallon jug of Sambal Oelek in my fridge

          • @Got_Bent
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            72 months ago

            I got that treatment in Thailand. Got all cocky and said extra spicy. Guy took it as a personal challenge. It pierced my soul and I soaked my clothes sweating but damnit I finished it and it was delicious.

            I can’t do the hyper hot stuff anymore. I got old and my stomach gets very jaded.

            • @[email protected]
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              32 months ago

              I used to be very spicy tolerant. I’d ask for “Indian hot” in Indian restaurants, I’d tell places I ate pizza or kebabs at that their spicy version wasn’t spicy enough (the kebab place used jalapenos, the pizza place used supermarket chilli flakes) and they’d find the hottest chilli peppers to challenge me with, and it was wonderful

              But for allergy reasons I no longer eat bread, and for weight management reasons I quit eating fibre entirely over a year ago so I suspect I have lost my tolerance

      • @[email protected]
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        82 months ago

        Chickens love spicy food, and their rags supposedly taste better when they have it in their diet.

        Guinea Hens and spicy peppers both come from the same part of the world too I believe.

      • @nBodyProblem
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        52 months ago

        I have a parrot and she loves peppers. I have given her super hots a few times, like Carolina reaper etc, and it’s hilarious until you realize how messy she is. The entire vicinity becomes a straight up biohazard by the time she is done.

  • @[email protected]
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    52 months ago

    Could someone remember that capsaicin is more toxic to parasites ? Literally kills worms…

    • @[email protected]
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      112 months ago

      And it’s burned to keep elephants from destroying crops. And sprayed casually into faces of peacefully sitting protesters by cops.