When police officers pepper sprayed non-violent student protestors on the campus of University of California, Davis, the whole country reacted. Many of us were outraged, and some were in support of the action. However, few of us can truly understand the physical effects of police-grade pepper spray. On the Scoville scale, pepper spray is ranked at 5.3 million Scoville Units, whereas your every day jalapeno is a mere 5,000 Scoville Units. Take that into account if you ever accidentally touch your eyes after eating a jalapeno.
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