Lachlan Forsyth, a New Zealand cricket reporter, apparently decided he needed to raise the stakes as his country's cricket team faced off against heavily-favored India:
Dear @BLACKCAPS. If you can pull this off, I will eat these insanity peppers as tribute. pic.twitter.com/m7PEYvX8mZ
— Lachlan Forsyth (@LachlanForsyth) February 9, 2014
Sure enough, New Zealand would hold on to win the Test -- their first victory over India in 12 years -- and Forsyth confirmed that he would pay up in the bet he made against... himself?
Thanks to that magnificent win by the Blackcaps, @LachlanForsyth will keep his promise and eat 3 (or 4) peppers live on the show tomorrow
— Campbell Live (@CampbellLiveNZ) February 9, 2014
Because I'm a damned fool, I'm going to be munching on chili peppers while iv'ing @tim_southee and @NeilWagner13 on Campbell Live tonight.
— Lachlan Forsyth (@LachlanForsyth) February 10, 2014
The final result was one of the worst (and in a certain way, best) interviews I've ever watched.
As an aside: If you enjoyed this, you'll likely get a kick out of Hot Pepper Gaming, a Youtube channel in which reviewers eat a pepper before giving their take on a video game.