Wow…talk about a story that won’t die. Well, this may be a terrible example of a “recurring rumor” type of news bulletin, but for some reason a nine-month-old report that India was planning to construct ghost chile grenades came back to life the past couple of days as if it were a fresh, breaking news story. I even blogged about it last June, pointing to the aforementioned link on the BBC website.
After scanning through the June 2009 and March 2010 articles, there appears to be little if anything differing between them. One Twitter friend speculated “I think it was just an idea last year. Since then, testing has been done and the military is committing to the new weapon,” so that may be the case. It’s still interesting to see the majority of hardcore chileheads collectively having “amnesia” about this news bit and act as though they had never heard the idea of the weaponization of the mighty bhut jolokia to be used as pepper spray-type deterrent.
I’ve been trying to ignore this baffling resurgence of this news report, but God Almighty, I have been inundated with e-mails, Facebook inbox messages and Tweets concerning this! It’s as if the planets have aligned and everyone is out to notify me of this.
Please don’t get me wrong. I love hearing from all of you people and I appreciate any and all tips you have given me over the years. I certainly don’t want to have a condescending attitude towards anyone.
Anywho, for the few of you who still haven’t seen this, here’s the Yahoo news link from this morning:
Indian Military to Weaponize World’s Hottest Chili.