WONDER #50: Why Are Chili Peppers So Spicy?

Question 1 of 3

People have been growing and eating chili peppers for more than how many years?

  1. 100
  2. 1,000
  3. 50
  4. 6,000

Question 2 of 3

What chemical in chili peppers gives them their heat?

  1. niacin
  2. vitamin
  3. capsaicin
  4. acetaminophen

Question 3 of 3

Who developed a special scale to measure the spiciness of a pepper?

  1. Wilbur Scoville
  2. Wilbur Wright
  3. Boss Hogg
  4. Holly Pena

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