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A Burger So Spicy You Need to Sign a Waiver

A restaurant in Arizona is serving what may be the world's spiciest burger, prepared with 'ghost' chilis. KPNX's Gia Vang gives one a try.

How hot is too hot?

Feast your eyes on the "Ghostland Burgertory," courtesy of the Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Phoenix, Ariz. The eatery claims they are now home to the world's spiciest hamburger, which is topped with chipotle mayonnaise, caramelized onions, cheese and three kinds of peppers: habanero, serrano and the dreaded ghost pepper.

The ghost pepper, also known as bhut jolokia, is cultivated in India and registers at one million units on the Scoville scale, a system that measures the pungency of spicy foods. To put it in perspective, a habanero registers at 300-thousand units. And as Hopdoddy owners Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso note, the flavor is equivalent to pepper spray, “so the police officers are going to spray you with something not quite as spicy as that.” Cue the Buster Poindexter. Watch the video above to see why KPNX’s Gia Vang needed to sign a waiver which includes a disclaimer about “painful evacuation of bowls."