World's Hottest Pepper?
02/09/07: Bhut Jolokia chile specimen-- The Guinness World Records organization recognizes the Bhut Jolokia chile pepper as the world's hottest spice. New Mexico State University is mentioned in the official entry as the location where the chile's heat index was measured. Dr. Paul Bosland was responsible for locating the chile pepper, testing it, engineering it so it sets fruit better, and ultimately submitting his findings to Guinness for review. (photo by Darren Phillips)