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    World's hottest chilli contest leaves two in hospital

    World's hottest chilli contest leaves two in hospital

    A 'world's hottest chilli' competition at a curry restaurant left two people in hospital.


    Competitors taking part in the chilli eating competition at Kismot Restaurant on St Leonards Place, Edinburgh Photo: DEADLINE


    9:39AM BST 05 Oct 2011

    Emergency services were called to Kismot Restaurant's curry-eating challenge, on St Leonards Place, Edinburgh, after competitors started writhing on the floor in agony, vomiting and fainting during the contest.

    One participant, Curie Kim was so ill after sampling the "Kismot Killer" that she had to be taken by ambulance to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary twice in a matter of hours.

    Today, the Scottish Ambulance Service said it wanted the restaurant to review the way the event was managed.

    Paramedics attended the event on Saturday - the busiest day of the week for the ambulance service - costing the service several hundred pounds.

    Participants were required to sign a legal disclaimer prior to taking part in the competition, and two members of the British Red Cross were on hand, but they could not cope with the nature of the injuries sustained.

    Curry house owner Abdul Ali admitted that he would have to "tone down" the contest, but said the challenge had raised hundreds of pounds for charity CHAS.

    He added that half of the 20 people who took part in the challenge had dropped out after witnessing the first 10 diners vomiting, collapsing, sweating and panting.
    Previously the restaurant's Kismot Killer dish has caused diners to suffer nose bleeds and one elderly man had to go to hospital.
    Curie, 21, a Korean exchange student at Edinburgh University, came second in the competition, but she admitted the accolade "came with a price".
    She said: "I've always enjoyed spicy foods and thought this was for a good cause. But it came with a price, I had to be taken to the ERI twice.
    "I first went to hospital at around 4pm and the second time was at 9pm. It got really bad. I have never endured such pain in my life."
    Mr Ali said he felt the competition had gone well, but that he had overestimated how much heat the competitors could take.
    Beverly Jones, from Newington, was crowned curry queen after she managed to finish nine spoonfuls of the chilli-filled dish.
    Mike Lavin, from Polwarth, came fifth, but he, too, had to be taken to the ERI.
    Local councillor Gordon Mackenzie branded the event a "shambles" and said: "The owners owe a debt to the ambulance service, and I hope they'll find some way of making it up to them."
    A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We would urge the organisers to review the way in which this event is managed in future in order to avoid another situation where emergency ambulances are required to treat their customers."

    World's hottest chilli contest leaves two in hospital - Telegraph

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    Only cure is a lot of farting and plenty of milk. Bet it stunk like hell in that place afterwards.

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    Ive just returned from the UK with some ghost chilli seeds which is seriously strong. If i get them to grow perhaps I should show it more respect than I was planning too

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    You can see where it all went wrong, no beer on the table, it's a well known fact that they should have been allowed 12 pints of beer each before the start, don't suppose the Scots can afford beer though, dole money aint that good.

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    "Kismot restaurant in Scotland is pushing its speciality menu to new boundaries.

    The Edinburgh restaurant already claims to make the world’s hottest curry, the Kismot Killer.

    Now it is offering a range of weird dishes that take traditional Indian and Bangladeshi recipes to the limit. Talk about unique delicacies.

    Marshmallow naan bread is a student favorite. There is also chocolate curry based on a trustworthy tikka masala recipe. For dessert there’s home-made ice-cream in Indian flavours such as korma, masala, mango chutney and vindaloo. Vindaloo is bad enough but vindaloo ice-cream is totally insane."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    Ive just returned from the UK with some ghost chilli seeds which is seriously strong. If i get them to grow perhaps I should show it more respect than I was planning too

    how did you sneak them in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    don't suppose the Scots can afford beer
    The amount of money they rip out the tourists in Edinburgh to look at that poxy castle , they should provide it out of goodwill

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    Nobody made the "one of the contestants has remained in a Korma ever since " joke ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    Ive just returned from the UK with some ghost chilli seeds which is seriously strong. If i get them to grow perhaps I should show it more respect than I was planning too

    how did you sneak them in?
    I didn't I declared them at the red channel. They asked me about any tobacco and alcohol I was carrying and told me to be on my way. Although they were a little curious about the pick axe handle I was importing for business meetings.

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    Someone sent me an email from the "world's hottest sauna" competition from some Scandi country. The 2 finalists actually died trying to stay in there longest.. The photos are pretty gruesome.

    Darwin Awards on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    the Scottish Ambulance Service said it wanted the restaurant to review the way the event was managed.
    Quite a simple review really- ban them. It is the utmost in stupidity and self harm. I personally know a guy who was hospitalised after one of these idiotic competitions, suffering from an ulcerated stomach wall. This was a Tex/ Mex chilli eating competition though. Oh, and he "Won".

    They should also ban those idiotic hot dog or hamburger eating competitions while they are at it.
    probes Aliens

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    Yeah, and they should ban everything else that you don't see the point of. Get weal, Woderick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post

    Local councillor Gordon Mackenzie branded the event a "shambles" and said: "The owners owe a debt to the ambulance service, and I hope they'll find some way of making it up to them."
    Free curry maybe?

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    Shame the the St John people hadn't seen this training video.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    don't suppose the Scots can afford beer
    The amount of money they rip out the tourists in Edinburgh to look at that poxy castle , they should provide it out of goodwill
    Couple that with the money they're making out of the English and Welsh by charging them with the full overseas student fees then they should at least get a cheeky shot in as well....

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