Interesting Food # 57 - Chillies

The Indian military is going to use the world's hottest chilli as a new weapon in the fight against terrorism.

(The thumb-sized "bhut jolokia", which is usually used to cure stomach troubles, will be employed to pepper suspects with the tear gas-like grenades. Of course London's Thai Cottage sparked a terror alert that led police to break down the restaurant's door when it dry cooked a pot of bird's eye chillies. )