GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after being ejected for targeting during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program won the 2016 NFL Draft, having 12 former Buckeyes taken during the draft’s seven rounds (including five in the first round). Two more former OSU stars – Tyvis Powell and Jalin Marshall – have already agreed to unsigned free agent deals. 12 Buckeyes off to new places in this record-setting draft. Congrats guys and best of luck! #NFLDraft2016 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/WOA2bcREwI— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 30, 2016What numbers will OSU’s rookies wear in the NFL? Here’s what we’ve found. Joey Bosa – 99New Chargers DE Joey Bosa on his new number: “97 was taken. Not too many choices. But I like 99.” Was either 90, 96 or 99.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) April 29, 2016Ezekiel Elliott – 21. @OhioStateFB RB Ezekiel Elliott @EzekielElliott to wear No. 21 for Dallas Cowboys. Other 21s: Joseph Randle, Julius Jones, Deion Sanders.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) May 2, 2016Eli Apple – not yet known.Taylor Decker – not yet known. Darron Lee – not yet known. Michael Thomas – 13. Vonn Bell – not yet known. Adolphus Washington – not yet known. Braxton Miller – 13. Nick Vannett – not yet known. Joshua Perry – not yet known. Cardale Jones – No. 7 (this hasn’t been officially announced, but it looks like Jones hinted at it on Twitter.)~7~— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2016Jalin Marshall – not yet known. Tyvis Powell – not yet known.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan pulled out a 20-17 win over Northwestern today on the road. The Wolverines had to overcome a 17-0 deficit to do so.They also had to get past some questionable officiating. Most glaring was this bizarre holding penalty called on running back Karan Higdon late in the contest.After the game, Harbaugh was asked about the refs. He answered in very Harbaugh fashion.In doing so, he jokingly put his AD on the spot.Jim Harbaugh asked about the officiating and says “Warde Manuel told me to let him handle that.”Manuel, standing in the back of the room: “Nope! Nope! Nope!”— Nick Piotrowicz (@NickPiotrowicz) September 30, 2018Shaky officiating or not, Michigan will take this win. The Wolverines came out incredibly flat and struggled offensively from the get-go.It was ugly, but they have won four straight since the loss to Notre Dame. With Wisconsin, Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan State still on the schedule, they had to have this game.The Wolverines’ next game will be next Saturday at Maryland.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 6: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Sanford Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Five-star linebacker Nakobe Dean is the latest elite prospect off the board on National Signing Day. Dean revealed his commitment moments ago.Dean is heading to Georgia. The Horn Lake (Miss.) product chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU and others.He announced the news during ESPNU’s National Signing Day special.BREAKING: 5-star Nakobe Dean picks #UGA. #Dawgs beat Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M for the nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker https://t.co/pYSUn2xiVM pic.twitter.com/mEuguB1L4c— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) December 19, 2018Dean is the No. 1 inside linebacker in the 2019 class, and the 14th-ranked player overall according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.His teammate, four-star defensive back Raydarius Jones, committed to LSU today, so the two will be seeing each other on the field in the future.National Signing Day is rolling along, and there are a few more major recruits left to announce.Stick with The Spun for the latest updates.
JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)The Georgia-Tennessee game on October 5 will have an extra special meaning for the newest member of the Bulldogs.Tennessee junior tight end Eli Wolf has announced that he is grad transferring to Georgia for his final year of eligibility.Wolf made the announcement in a post on Twitter, thanking all of the people who assisted him in securing a spot on the team, as well as the fanbase who supported him.“After exploring my options to finish my final season of college football, I have decided to transfer from the University of Tennessee,” Wolf wrote. “I want to thank everyone at Tennessee, past and present, who helped me grow on and off the field.“Special thanks to all of volnation who have supported me on this journey. I will leave the University of Tennessee with great memories, lasting friendships, and a college degree.“I have chosen to play my last collegiate season at the University of Georgia. I am blessed, humbled, but most importantly very excited at the opportunity ahead of me. Thanks again for all your support and God bless.”#GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/OJvZ0QjhHO— Eli Wolf (@EliWolf16) February 7, 2019 Wolf is a former walk-on who was put on scholarship in 2017. He played both fullback and tight end during his time with the Vols.In 2016, he caught one pass for eight yards. In three games in 2017, he had three catches for 48 yards.This past season he finished with five receptions for 30 yards, and had his first touchdown against South Carolina.Wolf is the younger brother of former Vols star Ethan Wolf, who averaged 22 or more receptions per year in his four years as a starter.
Reuters TurinApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 10:02 IST Ajax took complete control of the match in the second half (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjax came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win vs JuventusCristiano Ronaldo had put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic headerMatthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek scored the goals for AjaxAjax Amsterdam followed up their elimination of Real Madrid by producing a spell-binding display of inventive, passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus on Tuesday and end the Serie A team’s dreams of winning the Champions League.Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win and reach the last four for the first time since 1996/97.Cristiano Ronaldo, aiming for a fourth successive Champions League title after winning the last three with Real Madrid, put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic header, his sixth goal of the competition.But Donny van de Beek levelled six minutes later before the visitors swept Juventus aside in the second half with wave after wave of attacks as they earned a semi-final against Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur.”Can we can go on to win the competition? Well, we are in the semi-finals now. And we have eliminated two of the favourites in the last two rounds. The next games will be very difficult, but so were these ones. So who knows?,” said De Ligt.Frenkie de Jong added: “We dominated after the break and were well worth our victory. In fact, we probably should have won by more.”Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana gave his team an early scare when his clearance was charged down by Emre Can but the rebound flew wide.Ajax settled well after that but, despite not playing well, Juventus went ahead when Ronaldo got away from the defenders to score the 126th Champions League goal of his career.advertisementThere was a long delay for the VAR review, the referee eventually going to the pitchside monitor with the ball back on the centre circle ready for the re-start, before the goal was confirmed.Ajax kept their cool and took six minutes to level, helped by a somewhat lucky break.Hakim Ziyech’s long-range shot hit a defender and fell perfectly for Van de Beek who, unmarked and onside, slotted the ball calmly past Wojciech Szczesny, and then had to wait for another long VAR check before the goal was confirmed.Ajax took complete control in the second half and their geometric passing repeatedly opened up the Juventus defence, which sorely missed injured veteran Giorgio Chiellini.Szczesny made one-handed save from Ziyech after Juventus were opened up again and then turned Van de Beek’s curling shot over for a corner.Juventus were rocking but, ironically, Ajax’s winner came from an old-fashioned header as De Ligt outjumped two defenders to score.Ajax had chances for further goals and Ronaldo’s frustration boiled over in stoppage time when he was booked for a lunging tackle from behind near the centre circle.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Juventus vs Ajax AmsterdamFollow Champions League Next Ajax knock out Juventus to enter first Champions League semifinal since 1997Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win.advertisement
India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 22:34 IST The 1st semi-final between India and New Zealand wa interrupted due to rain (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand were 211/5 in 46.1 overs when rain arrived at Old TraffordA number of funny memes cropped up on TwitterFans ridiculed the ICC for scheduling the World Cup in EnglandThe World Cup 2019 semi-final being played between India and New Zealand in Manchester has been hit by rain. Showers arrived with New Zealand’s score at 211/5 after 46.1 overs and the ground staff quickly covered the square as the rain threatened to get heavier.With the showers not relenting till 10.00 PM IST, cricket fans had enough time to keep coming up with a number of funny memes and jokes all over social media. While some blasted the ICC for hosting the tournament in England, a few others took a dig at New Zealand’s batting performance.Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:The “Rain” has been lasted longer than any of the New Zealand batsmen did at the pitch…Agree??#INDvNZ #NZvIND #CWC2019 #IndiavsNewzealand #SemiFinal1Prity Singh (@pritsi2101) July 9, 2019Watch and learn @ICC watch and learn! That’s how you do it! @cricketworldcup @BCCI @BLACKCAPS #INDvNZ #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/CSS2GXRV34Saurabh Bhardwaj (@Saurabhsays_) July 9, 2019I think this structure should be mandatory for evry ground in #England #INDvNZ #CWC19 #indvnz pic.twitter.com/U6aV9dTneAMeet (@KingOf7Lords) July 9, 2019Rain has lasted longer than any New Zealand batsman did at the pitch. #INDvNZ #indiavsNewzealand pic.twitter.com/tMI4qgNWjhSharad Kotriwala (@ModijiKaHathHai) July 9, 2019DuckworthLewisStern method should be included in the CBSE class 10 syllabus #INDvNZ @BCCINikunj Choudhari (@Nikunj_nixu) July 9, 2019#INDvNZ1. When Mom tells you to fill all the bottles and put into refrigerator2. When Mom arrives and see no bottles filled. pic.twitter.com/yUFAm6aAytVishwajeet Kumar (@Vishwaj51666629) July 9, 2019advertisementWe need cricket grounds like this #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/NmHsQObWfGMahesh Sankpal (@sankpal_mahesh) July 9, 2019Earlier, slower bouncers, cutters and the knuckle-balls ruled the roost as the Indian bowlers showed why they are considered one of the best in world cricket at present. Even as the team management surprised many by deciding to drop the in-form Mohammad Shami, the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya showed that they were up for the challenge.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored a fighting 95-ball 67 even as the Kiwi batsmen found the going extremely tough on the slow wicket on offer.Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: How much will India need to chase if New Zealand do not bat again?Also Read | Martin Guptill: Leading run-scorer in 2015 World Cup, goes through nightmarish time in 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New Zealand Next commentary No data available! advertisement Rain lasted longer than any New Zealand batsman: Funny memes outWith rain playing spoilsport during the 1st semi-final of World Cup 2019 played between India and New Zealand, fans took to Twitter to take a dig at ICC scheduling, rains and everything in between. graphs view more view less scorecard
The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny Editors’ Recommendations A Brief History of the Tervis Tumbler and Why You Need One Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ve undoubtedly caught wind of all the hullabaloo surrounding the next generation game consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Tech sites have been going wild with predictions on which machine will win the living room for the next few years, and while many have already dubbed Sony’s PlayStation 4 as the winner of the “console wars,” we think Microsoft’s console deserves recognition for some of its features.Microsoft understands that not everyone uses their consoles solely for gaming, so they built their machine to be an all-in-one entertainment hub – hence choosing the name Xbox One even though it’s a third generation console. And if the name wasn’t clear enough, Microsoft’s design language makes it abundantly clear that the box is meant for more than just gaming. The two-tone, two-textured exterior is surely intended to communicate the Xbox One’s dual purpose.In addition to playing games, the console also functions like a cable box. If you’re a cable or satellite TV subscriber, Xbox One will give you seamless access to all your favorite channels right from the console – no input switching necessary.But that’s not even the coolest part. Microsoft has also outfitted the console with voice and gesture controls, so switching between TV and games is as easy as saying “watch TV,” or “go to game.” This might not be the most groundbreaking feature, but based on what Microsoft showed off at its press event last month, this live switching feature works incredibly fast, which makes One more appealing as an entertainment platform.Microsoft’s new console also comes with the ability to multitask, meaning you can not only switch between games, apps, and live TV without needing to hit pause, but also run apps side by side on the same screen. How awesome would it be to watch the news while simultaneously fighting off a horde of flesh-eating zombies? Or watching live sports while also keeping tabs on your Fantasy team?Sony’s console might’ve won the hearts of serious gamers, but Xbox One’s futuristic features and innovative interface give it a leg up in our book. Unfortunately, the console won’t be available until November, but you can pre-order one now on Microsoft’s site. Introducing a New Look for The Manual Spare Your Palate with the Best Things to Drink While Bowling The Best Hats for Men to Fit Every Occasion
Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market For the record, Portland is nothing like the TV Show Portlandia. Or at least we didn’t see that side of PDX. It is very young, very cool although there are way, way too many tattooed people, but it isn’t horribly hipster like parts of Brooklyn can be. There is a fine line and Portland is on it. One main reason is everyone is incredibly nice. That’s not very hipster is it? In every store, bar and restaurant people are happy, friendly and helpful without serving an ounce of ‘tude’ (minus one whiskey bar).Besides the general happiness of the city and the bike friendliness that blew our minds (is this Copenhagen?), we were also stoked to find so many great shops, restaurants and bars that do it right. This may be due to the fact that those younguns have pretty good jobs and like to spend their money on quality. Nike, Wieden + Kennedy and Poler are all based in the City of Roses (as is our brother site, Digital Trends).There is too much to cover in one guide, but here are some of the top spots that really curled our mustache.Stay: Hotel LuciaThis modern boutique hotel is right in the heart of downtown and most of the must see spots are in walking distance. If you need a cab just ask the hotel to call one for you. This isn’t the kind of town one can easily wave one down.Also the two restaurants in the hotel are stellar. The Imperial is a great little restaurant with great entrees. We devoured the Semolina Corn Cake with Coombs family maple syrup for a hearty wintery breakfast. The Portland Penny Diner is the other option and they make a mean duck sausage, egg croissant sammich for a quick hangover cure.The Ace HotelLocated in the old Clyde Hotel building this is another outpost that is a quick walk to the Pearl District and other great locations. There is Portland’s own Stumptown right off the lobby so you get a double dose of hip in one spot. Clyde Common is their superb restaurant that we discuss further down.Hotel De LuxeOriginally built as the Hotel Mallory in 1912 as one of the most luxurious hotels in Portland, it was revamped in 2006 and is now not only swanky but loads of fun. There is a screening room where they hold pop-up screenings and the Driftwood bar is known for seriously good cocktails. The hotel also rolls out the red carpet for your pets too.Eat:Ned LuddThis is the food lover’s climax of farm to table. Chef Jason French changes the menu weekly to ensure guests are gettin’ down on the best bounty Oregon has to offer.Voodoo DonutsWe know this place gets cheers and jeers from every travel writer but just go, eat a huge, awesome donut and thank us later. It’s a hoot and total early 90s flashback complete with homeless hippies hovering near the front door. As they say, “The magic is in the hole!”The Woodsman’s TavernThis cozy nook opened in the fall of 2011 and has been serving savory dishes from smoked mussels to serious pork chops to a packed house ever since. This is a popular place so book early or just hit the bar and try a Richmond Sour.Boxer RamenThis is another retreat that gets packed quickly. Luckily it is located in the awesome Union Way arcade where you can pop into some great shops (including Danner, Spruce Apothecary and Steven Alan). But once you are in, the menu is tiny and kick ass. Definitely get the Okonomiyaki tots to go with your big ole bowl of ramen.Drink:ExpatriateSome may find this place a little over done for the Portland scene, but it’s exactly what Portland needs. When we entered this tiny little gem we sat at the bar while the lady DJ stood next to us playing some old Björk remix we hadn’t heard in eons. There was a 1930s movie playing silently on one wall and the bartenders were happily mixing up some excellent libations in front of an incredible golden Chinese archway all designed by this fella.Clyde CommonOpened in 2007, this European style tavern is the spot to go to for spirits actually aged in house by bartender Jeffrey Morganthaler. Housed in the Ace Hotel, the food isn’t anything to scoff at either. Their hamburger is a favorite as are their rotating boards (ours had seared beef tongue, yogurt, watercress, pearl onion, mushrooms and a shot of Manhattan).The Victory BarEvery city needs a handsome bar full of caustic wit. Victory is it! Don’t believe us? Read the FAQ’s before heading there. Once you get there order one of their Belgian beers or go for a local Portland brew. If you are a cocktail man the Corpse Reviver #4 is a winner. Oh, and once you are drunk and hungry shimmy into the restaurant and order some spätzle. There is a reason a local paper declared Victory the best bar of 2013.Whiskey Soda LoungeLocated inside Pok Pok, Andy Ricker’s famous Thai dive (his cookbook is a favorite of Andrew Zimmern and others) their cocktails offer something different and refreshing from the ‘mixologist’ items on many menus these days. How about a house infused Kaffir Lime gin served with tonic? House made ginger syrup? Som honey drinking vinegar? Oh yeah.Shop:CanoeFor the design minded shopper this place takes the cake. It reminded us of the museum shops you find at MoMA with various items displayed with their designers’ names, date of creation and description. And no, that doesn’t mean they are pricey. We found an excellent scarf from Michigan based woolen mill Fairbault as well as awesome totes from local bag maker Chester Wallace.Beam and AnchorOk so this is the Portland shopping mecca. Period. Located in a far off land near the rail yards (call the cab!) it is well worth the 10 minute drive. We spent over an hour zoning out on incredibly crafted candles, stationary, soaps and leather crafts all displayed on tables made by locals. This is the kind of place that you feel like family as soon as you darken the door. Good people and great products.Portland Outdoor StoreYou may just have a panic attack amid all of the clutter but after a couple of deep breaths take your time to amble through this historic landmark that opened in 1914. This is how we remember Filson and Woolrich being sold way before it was lauded by a new generation. This is the store where the real working man comes to shop. Be sure to check out every floor. The saddle room will make you wish you owned your own ranch and the rack of glittery Western cowboy shirts will have you Instagraming before you can shout, ‘Yeehaw!’.DannerPortland may be a bit rainy at the moment (ok, most of the year) but when the sun is shining there is no better place for an epic afternoon hike. Since 1932 Danner has been making Portlander’s best hiking boots and is having a resurgence recently with the Made in America movement in full swing. One of their stores is located in Union Way where Boxer Ramen is also located. Check out all the boots as well as camping equipment, apparel and big ole wooly socks. They also carry one of our favorite grooming brands, Juniper Ridge.Spruce ApothecaryLocated down the hall from Danner (we are telling you, Union Way is a one stop alley of awesomeness) is this epicenter of all things grooming. A great spot to find gifts as well as serious razors (we are still lusting after a silver one we eyed there), old school shave cream, toothpaste and colognes.Tanner GoodsThey may not be a heritage brand, but Tanner crafts like they have been doing it for 100 years. Their HQ is chocked full of good lookin’ wallets, belts, bags and even dog collars all made with premium materials and made right there in Portland. 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The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Super-hot chile peppers have intrigued and beguiled humanity for at least 6,000 years. While peppers can be delicious, many folks seem more attracted to the punishing heat. If you’re the kind of person who sees an erupting volcano and thinks, “I want to put my tongue on that,” then the super-hot peppers on this list are for you. For help identifying the hottest peppers in the world, we reached out to Dr. Paul Bosland, Director of the Chile Pepper Institute of New Mexico State University. We could call him Dr. Pepper, but let’s not.Where Does the Heat Come From?“The heat in a chile pepper comes from alkaloids called capsaicinoids,” says Dr. Bosland. Environmental conditions and genetics affect how hot a pepper gets, and the spiciness can vary widely from pepper to pepper. It’s believed that chile peppers evolved extreme heat as a defense mechanism from predators. Humans, meanwhile, have evolved to become super-dumb pepper-eaters. Checkmate, peppers.Chile pepper heat is often measured via the Scoville Organoleptic Test. “In the test, human subjects taste a series of prepared chile samples to determine the heat level,” according to a guide published by the CPI. “The samples are diluted in the laboratory until heat can no longer be detected by the tasters. A single unit of dilution is called a Scoville Heat Unit.” Jalapeños, which represent the limit of heat for some people, have somewhere between 2,000 and 10,000 SHUs. “Pure capsaicin, one of the capsaicinoids found in chile peppers, is 16 million Scoville Heat Units,” says Dr. Bosland.5. Trinidad 7-pot JonahAt 780,000 SHUs, the Trinidad 7-pot Jonah is said to have enough heat for seven pots of stew. This pepper comes from the Chaguanas region of Trinidad, an island located just off the coast of Venezuela. In fact, most of the world’s super-hot peppers are thought to have originated on Trinidad, then made their way to Europe and Asia during the Columbian Exchange. The Trinidad 7-pot Jonah is about an inch or two long, and typically has a sweet, nutty flavor.4. Bhut JolokiaThe bhut jolokia, which roughly translates to “ghost pepper,” turns the temperature up to 1 million SHUs. These peppers are usually red or orange in color, and a bit longer than the 7-pot Jonahs. An alternative name for this pepper means “poison” in Assamese, if that gives you any idea of its heat. India, the bhut jolokia’s country of origin, has even incorporated this beastly pepper into non-lethal hand grenades.Related: Move Over Sriracha! There’s a New Hot Sauce in Town3. Trinidad ScorpionClocking in at about 1.5 million SHUs, this son of a gun is roughly 230 times hotter than your average jalapeño. This pepper has earned the name “scorpion” because of the stinger-like point at the end. The considerable sting one feels while eating it probably has something to do with the name, too. After taking a bite of the Trinidad Scorpion, you might cool yourself down with a tall glass of real scorpions.2. Douglah Trinidad ChocolateSurprise, surprise, another super-hot pepper from Trinidad. This rascal is often grown to have a sweet flavor and a brownish, chocolatey hue. However, its similarities with chocolate end there. With about 1.8 million SHUs, this pepper will blow the roof off of your mouth, and probably your house. Whatever you do, do not give out Douglah Trinidad Chocolates on Halloween.1. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion At 2 million SHUs, you should finalize your will, kiss your loved ones goodbye, and abandon all hope before you try the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. To give you some perspective, classic red Tabasco Sauce peaks at about 5,000 SHUs, making the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion at least 400 times hotter than the so-called “hot sauce.” The capsaicinoids in this pepper are strong enough to eat through latex gloves — imagine what they can do to your mouth.If you want to go even hotter, you might try the Carolina Reaper, which was named the hottest pepper in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013. However, the Chili Pepper Institute has not yet confirmed it as the world’s hottest pepper. Still, the Carolina Reaper deserves an honorable mention at the very least.Dr. Bosland recommends being very careful when eating any of the above peppers. “These chile peppers go well with citrus notes, fish, and tropical fruit,” he says. “One of the best ways to soothe the heat is milk. Milk contains a protein, casein, that counters the capsaicinoids.”The Chile Pepper Institute was founded in 1992. If you’re interested in purchasing the seeds of the world’s hottest peppers, check out the CPI’s online store. The Best American Liqueur The Best American Gin Editors’ Recommendations The Best History Podcasts for Learning About Everything From Pirates to Presidents The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now
Cinco de Mayo is kind of an odd holiday. First off, it is not Mexico’s Independence Day (that’s September 16th). Rather, it commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla. It was an impressive underdog victory for the outgunned and outnumbered Mexican army, and has long served as a patriotic symbol for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.These days, Cinco de Mayo is a general celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American culture and heritage. It’s a much bigger deal in the U.S. than it is in Mexico — maybe because every day in Mexico is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Like most holidays, Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to drink a considerable amount of alcohol — so let’s get started, shall we? Here are some unique Cinco de Mayo drinks to try.1. Spicy MargaritaCourtesy of Cointreau2 oz. Blanco tequila1 oz. Cointreau3/4 oz. lime juice2 slices jalapenoPinch of cilantroDirections:Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Shake and strain into an iced rocks glass. Garnish with cilantro and jalapeno spiral.2. The Berry MargaritaCourtesy of CointreauIngredients:1.5 oz. tequila1 oz. Cointreau½ oz. lime juice½ oz. blackberriesDirections:Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with 2 blackberries on a silver toothpick3. The Piña MargaritaCourtesy of CointreauIngredients:2 oz. tequila1 oz. Cointreau1 oz. lime juice1 oz. pineapple juiceDirections:Muddle fresh pineapple in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake. Strain over ice in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge4. Spicy Raspberry MargaritaCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients:1.5 oz. el Jimador Reposado0.5 oz. Chambord1 oz. Sprite2 oz. sour mix3 dashes of TabascoDirections:Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with spicy salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.5. Tamarind PalomaCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients:1.5 oz. of el Jimador blanco1.5 oz. Bohemia beer0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice0.5 oz. tamarind syrup2 dashes orange bittersDirections:Shake all ingredients (except the Bohemia beer) with ice, then pour over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Fill rest of glass with Bohemia beer.Related: National Margarita Day Has Come Again!6. The Horseshoe MargaritaCourtesy of Herradura TequilaIngredients:2 parts Tequila Herradura Silver1 part fresh squeezed lime juice0.5-0.75 part agave nectar (to taste)Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.7. Herradura VesuvioCourtesy of Herradura TequilaIngredients: 2 oz. Herradura Silver 0.75 oz. red pepper juice 0.5 oz. lime juice 0.25 oz. Cholula hot sauce 0.25 oz. agave nectarDirections:Rim a coupe glass with cayenne pepper and salt mix. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into the chilled coupe glass.8. Smoky SageCourtesy of Megan of Moloko in Portland, ORIngredients:1 sprig muddled sage0.75 oz lime0.75 oz ginger simple1.5 oz Del Maguey Vida MezcalDirections:Shake and strain over ice in a Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with fresh sage.9. Jimi PunchCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients (20 servings):1 bottle el Jimador Silver1 bottle Korbel Champagne6 oz. Campari6 oz. agave Syrup1 liter orange juice0.25 liter lemon juice1 orange cut into slices1 tray of raspberriesDirections:Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl and add lots of ice. Stir, cover, and leave to sit 20 mins before serving. Stir occasionally afterward.10. St. RitaCourtesy of St. GermainIngredients:2 oz. tequila1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur3⁄4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juiceDirections: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.Enjoy these Cinco de Mayo drinks responsibly! Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations