You may have a real craving for hot peppers and hot pepper products, but it turns out certain pests don’t exactly share your affection. Certain pests, like mice, are actually repelled by capsaicin. That’s, of course, the active component of chili peppers that makes them so hot.
If you’re a fan of spicy food you may be training your baby right now for a lifetime love of spicy food. It turns out piperine, a spicy substance found in hot peppers, is detectable in breast milk one hour after eating a curry dish containing pepper
To survive, mammals need to regulate their body temperature. But in order for this to happen, they have to be able to perceive and sense the temperature around them. Until now, understanding touch and temperature has been a bit of a mystery.