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I am not a goldarn smurf. I come from the Fugate clan of eastern Kentucky. Look up methemoglobinemia. Look up Fugates of Kentucky: skin bluer than Lake Louise. Yes, the recessive gene was passed down through intermarriage. What's wrong with marrying my cousin?

Recent Comments

  1. 2 days ago on Frog Applause

    This dog is obviously good at sniffing lame. That makes him/her an instant winner.

  2. 2 days ago on Frog Applause

    I vehemently disagree. All I see is a “good boy.” (or good girl…) All dogs are good. It’s the owners who are bad.

  3. 4 days ago on Frog Applause

    How so? I’d love to hear what makes John Candy like Teresa. Serious question.

  4. 5 days ago on Frog Applause

    What kind of crouton are we talking about here? That would make a difference to me. Not all croutons are created equal.

  5. 5 days ago on Frog Applause

    I have never had a bumper crop of anything. I think my soil is toxic.

  6. 5 days ago on Frog Applause

    All customer service complaints should be handled thusly.

  7. 5 days ago on Frog Applause

    Did anybody catch the name of the company above: The Puckerbutt Pepper Company. Talk about a FA-sounding name.

  8. 5 days ago on Frog Applause

    The pungency of chili peppers varies between the numerous cultivars that have been bred, and it was in 1912 that Wilber Scoville (1865-1942), an American pharmacist, devised a method to measure this variation. The Scoville organoleptic tests which measures this pungency in Scoville heat units (SHUs), relies on a panel of expert tasters to determine how dilute a solution of chili extract in sugar water has to be before it cannot be detected. Pungancy varies from 0 SHU for bell peppers, to more than 1.5 million SHU for the hottest chili, the cultivar Capsicum chenense “Carolina Reaper”, which entered the Guiness Book of Records in 2013. To put this in perspective, jalapeño peppers have a score of 2,500-8,000 SHU. Although the test was devised for chili peppers, it can also be applied to other pungent compounds. And while pure capsaicin has a score of 16 million SHU, the winner of the Scoville test is actually resiniferatoxin, a diterpene from the resin spurge with a score of 16 billion SHU. Yes, billion!!!

    Here is a photo of resin spurge:

  9. 5 days ago on Frog Applause

    The pepper was bred in a greenhouse in Rock Hill, South Carolina, by Ed Currie, proprietor of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company in Fort Mill. It was certified as the world’s hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records on August 11, 2017. The official Guinness World Record heat level was 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) in 2017, according to tests conducted by Winthrop University in South Carolina. The figure is an average for the tested batch; the hottest individual pepper was measured at 2.2 million SHU.

  10. 5 days ago on Frog Applause

    Dang. I forgot how many Scoville units a Carolina Reaper has… I’ll look it up.