Capsaicin is a hell of a poison. The chemical is a huge element in ghost pepper, the red hot chili that’s inspired countless Ghost Pepper Challenges across the Internet. To put the heat in perspective, one pepper is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
In one of the newest Ghost Pepper Challenges, Assistant Scoutmaster Johnny from Troop 137 of Fredricksburg, TX, conquers 23 ghost peppers in an insane video no young boy scout should try to emulate.
There’s a pretty noble reason behind his madness, however. The Scoutmaster isn’t doing the challenge for pride, or shock value. Each share the video gets takes the troop one step closer to raising some much-needed funds for scholarships, uniforms, and trips.
Watch as he crushes the 23 peppers one by one as he fills his body with the stomach churning poison. More than 24 hours after this challenge, Johnny is still sick and in bed recovering from the ordeal. Dude’s lucky to be alive, and he must really care about those kids to do that to his body.
If you’re interested in helping the scouts out, more information can be found in the video’s description.