Weapon Of Ass Destruction

I’ve been morbidly fascinated by the Scoville rating of chilliness ever since I paid a visit to San Diego’s Hot Licks. Today, NMSU announced the Scoville-busting Bhut Jolokia chile – officially the world’s most potent sphincter-shrinker… this butt-biohazard bears more than twice the spice of the previous record holder… so smokin’ hot, Stephen Hawking dubbed […]


A few weeks ago, Ian and I were speculating about the ethics of laboratory-grown/in vitro meat. We wondered if, as a vegetarian and as a Muslim, whether the consumption of in-vitro meat violated our ethics and beliefs – given that ‘no animal was harmed in the production of this meal’. Ian felt his vegetarianism would […]