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A chef has developed the world's hottest chilli pepper - and it's so fiery it could kill you.
The record-breaking chilli - Dragon's Breath - was developed to be used in medical treatment as an anaesthetic because the oils that come from it are so potent that they can numb the skin.
Mike Smith, from St Asaph in North Wales, has been growing chillies and vegetables for the last seven years, the Daily Post reports .
It measures more than 2.48m on the Scoville scale, and it could potentially cause a type of anaphylactic shock for someone who eats it, burning the airways and closing them up.
The US military uses pepper spray which registers at around 2m on the Scoville scale.
Mr Smith, 53, said: "It’s not been tried orally. I’ve tried it on the tip of my tongue and it just burned and burned. I spat it out in about 10 seconds.