Ghost Pepper Tears Hole In Man's Esophagus

Published: Oct 19, 2016

Our competitive nature may be the thing that pushes us to achieve things never before accomplished and to test the limits of human potential, but that nature can also easily backfire — sometimes with dangerous or deadly consequences.

Recently, a 47-year-old man who showed up at a San Francisco emergency room perfectly demonstrated that fact.

A ghost pepper challenge — people do this sort of thing on YouTube frequently — left him with a hole in his esophagus. That injury could have killed him, but luckily he received treatment first.

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