Two British Journalists Seek Admission in Hospital after Eating Spicy Burger
A type of burger that is known as hottest in England has sent two British journalists to hospital this week. It was only a bite of the burger that led one journalist who tried the 'XXX Hot Chili Burger' to get hospitalized after experiencing stomach pains and loss of feeling in his hands as his eyes rolled back in his head. Hendy told the journalists' media outlet, The Argus, that he was feeling as if he was dying.
Journalist Ruari Barratt was thinking that he did not have any chance of suffering from the illness after he washed his bite with lots of milk. But stomach pain continued and they had no option but to seek medical help. Both men were hospitalized after they experienced health problems.
A legal waiver has to be signed by restaurant patrons who order the burger before eating it because it is hotter than pepper spray. Hendy has suggested people to not try this burger for the sake of showing a dare.
The insanely spicy burger contains Indian-made piri piri chili sauce between 7 and 9 million on the Scoville scale, which is used to measure heat in spicy food. Burger Off is the restaurant that makes the burger and its owner said that pepper is between 500,000 and 5 million on the scale and Tabasco sauce is just 2,500 to 5,000.
The Argus said they have released reports about the dangers of eating the burger because customers who have tried the burger have been hospitalized in the past. The burger is available for £3.99.
"It was hard to walk. I needed to drink milk to neutralize the burning, which was hard because I was hyperventilating so much my hands had seized up", Barratt said to The Argus.
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