Co-evolution refers to two organisms evolving features in response to one another. It’s the process that gave us many things, including mustard.
There’s a rare itchy skin condition caused by water. It’s called aquagenic pruritus, and allegedly capsaicin can help it. I decided to put it to the test.
Imagine having an intensely unpleasant reaction ever time your skin touches water, a vital substance to humans as life forms.
Chilli peppers cause pain, but they don’t actually damage anything. So is that why chilliheads don’t get ulcers?