The recent salmonella outbreak, which sickened over 1200 people, has been traced to a single jalapeno pepper hiding out in McAllen, Texas. The pepper has been detained by Homeland Security officials and rumors have it that it will be transported to Guantanamo, the secret US military base in nearby Cuba, for “intensive questioning.” Details here.

Encephalon´s 50th edition is up at Sharp Brains. That’s a blog carnival.

Meanwhile, Neurophilosophy and some other sciencebloggers are covering the ESOF2008 conference. For instance, ESOF2008: Looking inside your brain: Keynote speech and Interview mit Radioeins.mp3 at Tobias Maier’s site.


  1. #1 Cthulhu
    July 22, 2008

    Can you water-board a jalapeno?

  2. #2 Erin_Coda
    July 23, 2008

    No– never waterboard a jalapeno; you should use sour cream or milk to cut the capsaicin. 😉