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    Szechuan pepper works in a notably different way to capsicin chilli heat.
    The active compound pings your Meissner touch receptors 50 times each second until they just give up signalling any longer and numbness sets in.

    Researchers discovered this by using vibrating tuning forks to match the sensation of szechuan pepper extract applied to the subjects' lips.

    SCIENCE!
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    Scientists are so ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Scientists are so ridiculous!
    Just nerdier priests.

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    I had a curry I'd not heard of before from a really decent Indian in Paignton (no, seriously!) that I was a bit apprehensive about, since it was one of only two dishes on the menu that had a three-chili rating. It turned out to be just about at the top of end of my spiciness tolerance range, and was fucking delicious.

    The next morning I did a completely normal shit. No pain at all. I was like, my god, this chef is a legitimate alchemist! Very impressed.
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