There’s a flaw in human evolution that forces us to push things we know are objectively stupid. It drove the best of us to cross continents and oceans, and reach for Outer Space. And it made the rest of us get our kicks by shoveling the spiciest pepper in the world into our gullets. We’ve all done stupid things just to say we’ve done them, but I can honestly say that out of all of the things I’ve done – skydiving, following strangers into dark places, getting in cages with tigers – this is the probably the dumbest of them all.
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