A Significant Accomplishment

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It has been cold in Pittsburgh. We are fortunate enough to have a tranquil lake in the neighborhood with a trail around it. Benny walked on the ice and seemed to be surprised he was not getting wet.

A couple months ago, Jaclyn and I had a date night at Rusty Gold Brewing in the little town of Canonsburg, PA (birthplace of Perry Como!). When we were eating our foods and trying the beers, I saw a chalkboard advertising the 3 Rings of Death Challenge.

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Maker:0x4c,Date:2017-11-7,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-ve

This is not the kind of thing you do when you are on a pleasant date with your wife, so I stored it away in my memory and began drumming up interest for a competition amongst work friends. I convinced one guy to do it and we tried the challenge last night.

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The challenge was brutal. The wings were coated in ghost pepper and Carolina Reaper sauce, it was horribly hot. My initial plan was to eat all 8 wings in about 1-2 minutes just to hustle through it and get to the burn portion as fast as possible. Unfortunately, after eating 4 of the 8 wings, my body decided it was not on board with this challenge and it became nearly impossible to eat them fast. I committed myself to powering through and finished the last wing with about 5 seconds remaining. The restaurant required I wear gloves and after the challenge, I was forbidden from wiping my face, drinking fluids or eating anything. I just had to wait for 5 minutes in excruciating pain. Where the sauce was on my face around my mouth, it just burned the heck out of my skin.

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Finally, the 5 minutes went by and I was crowned champion of the challenge and they took my picture and gave me the free t-shirt. It was an awesome experience, I felt very triumphant. Jac was less enthusiastic as she thought I was going to die from the ordeal.

The kids got to watch me eat them too, they’ll have some funny memories of me when they grow up!

 

2 thoughts on “A Significant Accomplishment

  1. So how hot is this really? Have you ever had Dave’s Insanity sauce? We did our own wing challenge similar with 8 of those and also some Reaper sauce which, the Reaper sauce (ghost and carolina reaper pepper) was less hot than the Dave’s. Either way I think I’ll be heading over to do this challenge 😀

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