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My Hot Pepper Relish Cures Plague

No it doesn’t.  But I do think hot peppers and other foods have important health and wellness benefits even if they do not cure plague.  More over, I think a body kept healthy by various measures is much more likely to fend off disease.  So while I was just joking about my hot pepper relish being able to cure plague, maybe there is something to the various claims about hot peppers being a benefit to health and wellness.

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Severed Heads, Bag Pipes, Loin Cloths, and Ghost Peppers

I read everything on the Internet with a bit of skepticism.  Its good practice considering how much the information highway lends itself to the creation of urban legend. So when I heard about the loin cloth wearing head hunters who include bag pipes and ghost peppers in their Christmas time celebration, I thought surely this is a fabrication.  Then I looked to the URL to assess the reputation of the website.  The website belongs to The Smithonian Magazine.

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