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SF ghost-pepper burger yields 1-inch esophagus tear

A 47-year-old man engaged in a daredevil eating contest in San Francisco found out the hard way just how hot a ghost pepper can be when he munched into a burger topped with a puree made out of the legendary chili. The ordeal, while rare, was documented by UCSF physicians in a case study published recently in the Journal of Emergency Medicine that highlights the potential danger of extreme eating.
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