A ghost pepper seed can potentially burn your mouth for at least 30 minutes. Needless to say, avoid a ghost pepper at all cause. Experiment at your own risk because ghost peppers have a measured heat, spice level, of more than 1,000,000 Scoville heat units. Imagine participating in an eating contest, and your challenge involves pureed ghost peppers on your hamburger; this happened to a California man, even though he finished the hamburger, he began retching and vomiting continuously. When he was rushed to the hospital, the doctors performed a CT Scan, and it turns out he ruptured his esophagus by 2.5-centimeters and his left lung collapsed. The condition was extremely severe that physicians immediately performed the surgery, the doctors pulled out the contents of the hamburger because it was seeping through the gaps of the tear, and they re-inflated his left lung. A feeding tube helped him recover.