Food eating competition ends in emergency surgery

A US man took on one of the world's hottest chillis - the ghost pepper - in an eating challenge, and came off second best.

Doctors writing the Journal of Emergency Medicine report that the patient presented with severe vomiting, chest and abdominal pain, and profuse sweating after eating a hamburger laced with ghost pepper puree.

Initially, doctors assumed his symptoms related to “discomfort”

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