Did you know there are common, everyday foods that cause people to get high or hallucinate? A recent example from 2013 is that of Dr. Ian Rothwell. He decided to try a curry dish that was known as “The Widower.” The content of the dish sounds like it could be quite deadly, which is probably why it is called “The Widower.” It includes 20 Naga Infinity chilis, a pepper possessing more than 6 million Scoville units. This thing is so spicy that chefs prepare it while wearing goggles and a face mask.
However, this information did not keep the good doctor from ingesting the concoction. He ate the entire bowl in about one hour. However, he did take a 10 minute break before finishing the dish. While he was away from the table and walking around outside, it is alleged that he began to hallucinate. However, considering the potency of the peppers he ingested, it is hardly any wonder.
While we do not suggest or encourage anyone purposely attempting to get high or induce hallucinations, it is good to know which foods have this ability so you do not accidentally do any damage to yourself or others.