The next time the farmer at the farmer's market gives you a free pepper with your purchase, just say no. Even if you clarify by asking if the pepper is hot and he denies it, just say no. He said the name of the pepper but of course I don't remember. It sounded harmless but it should really be called either 1. evil pepper or 2. the pepper of death.
I attempted to cook today and for once I had thought that I'd escaped injury. Then a few hours later my hand started burning...intensely. I thought "Hmm my hand doesn't usually do that, something must be wrong" So I looked at my hand and it looked like well.. my hand.. it wasn't red, just the feeling that it was being boiled in acid. Then I remembered the pepper. How am I supposed to know not to touch the seeds of a pepper even if it's not a hot pepper? The Internet seems to agree that dipping your hand in sourcream is the best thing but I'm pretty sure that this is just a sick joke that the internet made up to make people look silly. Sorry for all of the typos but my other hand is in a bucket of sour cream.