submission from rpbattleman
Can you imagine how aliens would react to us eating something that was made not to be eaten? Like peppers.
For those unaware, peppers are filled with Capsaicin, a chemical that causes a burning sensation when in comes in contact with tissue. Its basically Nature’s way of saying DON’T EAT ME!!! Yet we do it anyways. Imagine the conversation that follows.
“Those aren’t good for you”, said Trilli, as she watch her companion ingest strange triangular vegetables. Out of curiosity, she checked them with her scanner, and the results were disturbing.
“What do you mean?”, asked Bob as he was eating raw Jalapeños.
“It’s filled with capsaicin”, answered Trilli holding up a scanner to human Bob’s face.
“So?”, replied Bob, still eating his peppers.
“So, according to the scanner it is literally burning the inside of your mouth, causing immense pain, AND WHY ARE YOU STILL EATING THEM!?”, shouted Trilli, after moving the scanner away from human Bob’s face and realizing, that yes, he was indeed still eating his capsaicin-filled death vegetable.
“…well?”, questioned Trilli.
Bob swallowed, open his mouth, and replied, “I was hungry”.