Man eats 45 habanero peppers in LA contest

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Some very brave people tested their tolerance for spicy food by wolfing down habanero peppers in an eating competition in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

Contestants tried to eat as many habanero peppers as they could in 20 minutes.

Keep in mind, the habanero chile is one of the hottest in the world! But that didn't deter the group at Chichen Itza restaurant.

The winner ate a whopping 45 habanero peppers in 20 minutes! He won a first place plaque and a $500 gift certificate.

This is the restaurant's fourth annual habanero eating contest.

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