▲ NFL player Travis Kelsey taking on the 'One Piece Challenge'


Do you know the #One Chip Challenge?



The One Piece Challenge is about eating a piece of 'Paqui Chips', which is famous for being spicy in the US, and tolerating the spiciness without drinking for 5 minutes.



A piece of 'Paqui Chips' has an extremely spicy taste, so many people continued to challenge it through SNS, and the videos recorded millions of views, establishing themselves as a kind of 'challenge'.



The core ingredient of the confectionery is 'Carolina Reaper' pepper, which is 2.2 million SHU (Scoville) according to Scoville, an international standard for measuring spiciness.



It boasts a spicy taste that is hundreds of times higher than that of Korean cheongyang pepper, which costs between 40,000 and 10,000 SHU (Scoville), and Buldak-bokkeum (Scoville), one of the representative spicy foods, is 4,400 SHU (Scoville).



▲ 'One Piece Challenge' homepage


Regarding the 'challenge', which has been conducted steadily since 2019 by influencers such as YouTube and TikTok, experts warned, "If a large amount of capsaicin enters in a short period of time, it may harm the stomach or the heart." Manufacturers joined this 'challenge' craze and created a 'one piece challenge' website to encourage people to 'challenge'.



In the end, an accident occurred when high school students in the United States were taken to the emergency room while challenging the 'one piece challenge'.



According to local media such as ABC 10 on the 20th local time, three students who participated in the 'One Piece Challenge' at Lodi High School near Sacramento, California, USA were transferred to the emergency room of the hospital.



Lodi High School said that in addition to the three students who were taken to the emergency room, a total of nine students complained of pain after participating in the challenge for a week, and some students showed severe vomiting and could not breathe normally.



In response, the principal of Lodi High School said in a statement, "Students in possession of these cookies will be sent home immediately."



This is a 'news pick'.



(Photo = 'Paqui Chips' homepage, YouTube capture)

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