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The ghost pepper was the first pepper to scientifically test over 1 million Scovilles. Translation? It’s really fucking hot. So what happens when supposedly tough-as-nails veterans eat them? A recent YouTube video pits a Marine against a solder to find out just how painful it is to consume just a half of a ghost pepper each.

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The enlisted barracks always reminded me of what fraternities would be like if they weren’t affiliated with a college. The drinking often starts at the smoke pit as soon as you’re cut loose from work and usually ends with a few stragglers arguing over who gets the last beer, with one guy randomly falling over because he fell asleep standing up.

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