The Internet is often obsessed with spicy food. One episode of Hot Ones is enough to prove that, but on a more grassroots level, many content creators like to try to go viral by eating super spicy food and filming their reaction.
The latest spicy food trend is the one chip challenge, which requires people to eat a tortilla chip coated with California Reaper and Naga Viper peppers. It is recommended by the manufacturer that this be kept away from children, people with allergies and those who generally have difficulty handling spices.
After facing the challenge, a 14-year-old student from Worcester, Massachusetts died. Although officials have not yet revealed the cause of death, his family claims it was from participating in this challenge. A GoFundMe campaign has already been set up to help the family and has so far raised $22,000.
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