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The Second Annual Bored Ape Yacht Club Death Nuts Challenge Is Tomorrow Night

The Bored Ape Yacht Club is going nuts…DEATH NUTS!

For the second year in a row, several BAYC members will come together and collectively punish their insides in a sacred ritual known as the Death Nuts Challenge.

“I really don’t have much to say other that I'm both scared and excited for tomorrow,” PPMan told the Bored Ape Gazette.

The Death Nut Challenge version 3.0 is a food challenge from Blazing Brands where competitors are dared to eat insanely hot nuts.

In total, there are 5 levels of hotness competitors are tasked to eat. The challenge culminates in the competitors eating the “death nut.”

This challenge is not for those with sensitive stomachs.

“The death nut is made with a new super-hot pepper distillate that is spray-dried into a powder form delivering a whopping 16,000,000 Scoville Heat Units,” according to the products Amazon description.

For context, Jalapeño peppers measure between 2,500–8,000 on the Scoville scale, and Ghost peppers measure between 855,000 – 1,041,427, according to

Many in the BAYC believe that the “winner” of the last year’s Death Nut Challenge was PPMan. But the longtime BAYC member told the Gazette that there are no winners when it comes to death nuts.

“Btw (by the way), not sure who said that I ‘won’ .. I put hot sauce on top of my death nuts last year. wrong choice. definitely did not look like a W to me hahaha.”

This now annual tradition dates back to the early days of the BAYC and was created by BAYC member 0xWave; after he convinced a number of apes to do it with him, according to the club.

“Disclaimer - We think this might be horribly irresponsible and may have health implications,” The BAYC tweeted last year regarding the death nut challenge. “So we can't recommend anyone participate. But it's a great opportunity to listen to the BAYC devs cry/puke. This is the one we're trying.”

The second annual Death Nut Challenge begins tomorrow night at 7 P.M. EST in the BAYC Discord channel.

BAYC member PaperDstudio will also be hosting a live Twitch stream of the event here:

The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow the second annual Death Nut Challenge and bring you full coverage of the event tomorrow night!

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