Rubbing 24 chillies on eyes to set up a world record

Jorhat (Assam), Sun, 12 Apr 2009 ANI

Jorhat (Assam), Apr 12 (ANI): Anandita Dutta Tamuli, a resident of Jorhat in Assam, surpassed her own scorecard by rubbing two dozens of Ghost chillies also known as 'Jolokias' on her eyes in just one minute.

 

A team of observers of Channel 4, a British television channel, endorsed her feat, which she achieved at Jorhat.

 

Earlier, waiting to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, Tamuli had tried to consume more than sixty chillies in two minutes but in vain.

 

She could eat only 51 chillies in the given time of 120 seconds, incidentally below the mark of her own record which unfortunately was not a recognised effort.

 

However, Tamuli who is in her early thirties, expressed happiness on gaining recognition in the category of rubbing chillies on the eyes.

 

And interestingly, this happened to be her maiden foray in such a bizarre venture into 'hot' adventure as she rubbed 24 chillies in less than a minute.

 

This unique feat was witnessed by a British television team (Channel 4) and could be given to the publishers of the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

"I am very happy to have broken my own record. Moreover, I am very proud to have performed in the presence of a team of observers from abroad (British TV crew). They praised me for my world record breaking feat. I really thank them for their initiative in recognising my feat," said Tamuli.

 

At the end of it all, the resident who watched Tamuli's rare achievement said that they are proud of her since she has etched a new world record.

 

"She has made the Assamese proud. We, the womenfolk are delighted at her achievement," said Savitri, a resident.

 

Ghost chillies grow mostly in hilly terrain. It is a staple ingredient of every meal in the north eastern region of India.

 

As for Tamuli, she took a fancy for the Ghost chilli when her mother smeared some paste of it on her tongue to cure a childhood infection.

 

The Ghost chillies, considered to be the hottest pepper in the world, are a cure for stomach ailments and paradoxically, a way to fight the humid summer heat in the north-eastern region of India. By Peter Alex Todd (ANI)

 



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