World’s Hottest Pepper Saves Man’s LifePosted: March 15, 2015 | Author: Pundit Planet | Filed under: Food & Drink, Health and Social Issues, U.S. News | Tags: ABC News, Brain tumor, Cancer, Chicago Tribune, Habanero, Hot sauce, Illinois, Magnetic resonance imaging, Myrtle Beach, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Orland Park, South Carolina |1 Comment
Randy Schmitz Survives: ‘The Tumor Would Not Have Been Discovered had it not been for the Hot Sauce’
MYRTLE BEACH (WITI) — Katie DeLong reports: A man claims hot sauce saved his life!
Randy Schmitz of Orland Park, Illinois has always loved hot sauce. So when he was vacationing in Myrtle Beach last summer, he decided to stop at a hot sauce store and take their challenge.
Contestants had to dip a toothpick in the hot sauce and put it on their tongues. One of the hot sauces in this hot sauce challenge is so incredibly hot, people are required to sign waivers before sampling it.
“The next thing I knew, I had woken up on a stretcher in a hospital room — covered in vomit.”
It’s called “Flashbang” and combines Carolina Reaper, scorpion, and habanero peppers, according to the Huffington Post. The Carolina Reaper was crowed the world’s hottest pepper a few years ago.
“Schmitz was rushed to an emergency room for an MRI scan of his brain. That’s when they discovered a cancerous brain tumor in its early stages.”
“I made it the five minutes. My sister then said she wanted to take the challenge, but I said, ‘you might want to hold off. I’m feeling really sick,’” Schmitz told ABC News.
The sauce caused Schmitz to suffer a seizure.
“Within a few days, he had the tumor removed and the treatment was complete. The tumor would not have been discovered had it not been for the hot sauce.”
“The next thing I knew, I had woken up on a stretcher in a hospital room — covered in vomit,” he said in the letter he sent to the Pepper Palace, the business that hosted the challenge.
Schmitz was rushed to an emergency room for an MRI scan of his brain. That’s when they discovered a cancerous brain tumor in its early stages.
Within a few days, he had the tumor removed and the treatment was complete. The tumor would not have been discovered had it not been for the hot sauce….(read more)
- Hot Sauce Causes Seizure In Illinois Man, Leads To Diagnosis Of Malignant Brain Tumor (medicaldaily.com)
- Cancer Survivor Credits Hot Sauce With Saving His Life (eastidahonews.com)
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- Cancer Survivor Thanks Hot Sauce for Saving his Life (americanlivewire.com)
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