Many of us have a passionate love-hate relationship with painfully spicy food and beverage – there is simply something substantial fascinating, thrilling.
Scientists are at a loss why humans (and only humans) find such great joy in tasty pain. Perhaps it’s what makes us human – it takes a complicated brain, mixed with weird self-awareness to enjoy events that the body are programmed to treat as a threat but the mind knows better. Test your human skills with this burning beer – mind over body. Fire walk with me.