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Super Hot Chillies Banned -- April Fool's Day, 2013
Chilefoundry.com warned that the federal government was planning to classify Capsaicin (the component of chili peppers that gives them their heat) as a controlled substance. Seeds of any chili pepper capable of producing 1 millions SHUs (Scoville Scale heat units) would become illegal. The government made this decision after noting that after eating extremely hot sauces, people frequently talked about feeling a "high" afterwards.

April Fool Categories: Food and Drink, Websites, 2013, Internet, Stupid Laws.
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