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Three random spicy eating challenges
spicy burger The Challenge Burger Forby's Family Diner Coos Bay, OR burger has spicy toppings
spicy noodles Man vs. Wok JWok San Diego, CA
15 spicy wings The Wings of Fire Bierkeller Leeds, England, UK include 3 bottles of Corona
(All spicy eating challenges in database)

Foodbeast.com has a writeup of an interview Adam Richman did with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling. The former Man v. Food host claims that Munchies in Sarasota, FL put an entire bottle of ghost chili extract into its 420 hot wings challenge, which made breathing difficult.
The New York City Hot Sauce Expo will hold 7 spicy eating contests over April 21 and 22. $1000 will be awarded if the Guinness record for eating Carolina Reaper peppers is broken.
Health.com has an article titled "Is it Dangerous to Eat Really Hot Peppers?"
The Scottish Sun reports that Elizabeth Branning was hospitalized after she ate a Carolina Reaper pepper, billed as the world's spiciest, in a charity challenge.
"Chilli Queen" Shahina Waseem has started her youtube channel with a video of her victory in the chilli eating contest at the Alexandra Palace Foodies Festival in London Saturday, her 19th straight win in a spicy eating contest.
NDTV has an article about a chilli eating contest in Ningxiang, Hunan, China requiring participants to sit in giant tubs filled with peppers. A man named Su ate 15 peppers in 1 minute to win the contest.
Willamette Week has an interview with Carolina Reaper pepper Guinness record holder Greg Foster, who will be competing at the PDX Hot Sauce Expo in Portland, OR on Sunday.
The Starboard in Dewey Beach, DE will hold a "suicide" hot wing eating contest on July 16 awarding $500 to the winner.
Time of India reports that a spicy chilli burger eating contest in Delhi, India resulted in a stomach rupture for the winner, Garv Gupta, that hospitalized him.
An entrant in a spicy chilli pepper eating contest was hospitalized Saturday in a competition in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Despite the incident, a second contest was held today.
The Buffalo Wild Wings in Times Square will hold a hot wing eating contest tonight that will reportedly award $1000 to the winner.
On Wednesday, Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle received Guinness recognition for two records: most chicken nuggets eaten in three minutes (642.12 grams) and the Most Bhut jolokia peppers eaten in two minutes (121.9 g)
Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers is the most recent participant in First We Feast's Hot Ones wings of death challenge.
Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina in Manhattan will hold a pepper eating contest on May 3 awarding $200 and a $100 gift card to the winner.
Mic.com has a report on Wayne Algenio's victory over Guinness record holder Greg Holder in the Carolina Reaper pepper eating contest at the New York City Hot Sauce Expo Sunday.
In Dos Equis' new commercial for Cinco de Mayo, the "World's Most Interesting Man" competes in a spicy pepper eating contest. (Watch embedded video in adweek.com article to bypass login for age restriction).
Mina Luna defended her title in the Melbourne Chilli Eating Championship to claim the first prize of $500.
The Melbourne Chilli Eating Championship will award $500 to the winner on April 8. Registration closes tomorrow.
The BBC has an article about spicy food challenges titled "Why hot chillies might be good for us" which theorizes that plant spiciness evolved to discourage mammals from eating them so birds could spread their seeds. A television program about the subject will be broadcast today.
Former Austalian soccer start Brendan Favola stopped breathing after attempting an on-radio hot sauce challenge. Paramedics were able to treat his condition.
Independent.co.uk has an interview with Mark Cohen, owner of The Chicken or The Egg about the recording of Man vs. Food in 2010 at his restaurant in Beach Haven, NJ. He says he had to increase staff to 60 employees after the episode aired.
GQ.com has an article about the race to create the world's spiciest pepper. Carolina Reaper inventor Ed Currie says he has bred a vegetable twice as hot as the Reaper that will be unveiled if his creation is surpassed.
Liz Lewis Casting has a call for a competitive eating spice specialist for a shoot in Los Angeles that will run from January 18 to 22. The role will pay $2000.
Scott Roberts has an interview with Greg Foster, who recently broke Wayne Algenio's record for eating the Carolina Reaper pepper.
The Journal of Emergency Medicine has an account of a injury produced by a ghost pepper eating contest that resulted in a 1 inch esophagus tear and a 23 day hospital stay. (via SMH)
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