I don’t know why, but YouTube thought it appropriate to recommend that I watch a video on if the Carolina Reaper pepper, the world’s hottest pepper, is a deterrent to mice. I live in an apartment off of the main level, so no mice concerns here. Silly algorithm.

But anyway, I watched the video. I have no idea why. But the spoiler alert is that the pepper was not a deterrent to the mice. They jumped up and ate the pepper seeds soaked in pepper oil caught on the motion capture camera with ease. The YouTuber said the mice looked pretty happy to gobble it up.

Although, the flaw in this video is discussing the situation afterward. The video camera only filmed the mice eating the seeds, but didn’t catch mice on their tiny little mouse toilets, crapping their brains out. That’s the pertinent part of this story, methinks.