Spicy peppers helped one of this year's Nobel Prize winners learn about the science of touch

Originally published at: Spicy peppers helped one of this year's Nobel Prize winners learn about the science of touch | Boing Boing

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Use gloves kids, take it from ole Papasan, use gloves when handling spicy peppers.

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When cooking with I assume, just touching a whole one shouldn’t make you a danger to bare skin.

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You like to live on the edge, I like that.

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Oh you know me

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As usual, the prize was announced in the middle of the night

Could you be ANY more parochial? Good grief!

As a relatively recent contributor to BB you may not be aware that many of the readers are not in North America.

But you won’t read this, Annie Rauwerda, will you, because BB has declined to give you a handle here (just ‘BB Contributor’) and you’re not paid to engage here, just deliver N articles per week.

It’s the white stuff on the inside you need to watch out for, unless you have an ultra hot one and it has visible capsaicin as what looks like an oil

It’s best to play it safe and just wear gloves.

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And for the love of Dog, whatever you do, don’t clean the surface you used to cut hot peppers on with a high powered stream of water. The results are… unpleasant.

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That’s a one spicy meat’a’ball

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