Producers of the “Channel 2 Daybreak” morning show in Denver, Colorado, bit off more than they could chew when they came up with a bit in which the on-air personalities took the One Chip Challenge.
The challenge is quite basic: simply eat and swallow a single Carolina Reaper Madness chip, tortilla chips seasoned with Carolina Reaper peppers and ghost peppers, which are recognized to be among the spiciest in the world.
Reactions to the super-hot chips were fairly predictable as the on-air staff sampled them — until co-anchor Natalie Tysdal had a bite.
In the video above, Tysdal’s eyes can be seen bulging out of her skull as she clearly has a far worse response than anyone else, reaching for a nearby cup of coffee and taking a swig in hopes of turning down the heat.
Bad move — the combo of coffee and ridiculously spicy pepper did not sit well in her tummy, and she quickly leaned over the side of the anchor desk and barfed all over the floor.
The clip is quickly going viral, with nearly 17,000 views and counting, with curious viewers taking a look to watch Tysdal hilariously lose her lunch.
“So, what really happened on TV this morning with the ‘one chip challenge?'” Tysdal wrote on Facebook after the incident.
“I thought I was OK until I had a drink of my coffee to wash down the chip. I threw up, couldn’t breathe and felt like fire was coming out of my mouth, nose and ears,” she explained. “I had a bottle of water, a glass of milk, a tablespoon of honey and 3 mints and still felt on fire. An hour later I had chills and a massive headache. Three hours have gone by and I feel like I was beat up in a dark alley.”
So kids, don’t try this at home!