Participants lined up to munch on chilli peppers as they took part in the annual chilli-eating competition held at Tianhe Ancient City, Ningxiang, Hunan province, on Sunday. The winner ate 36 red cluster peppers in two minutes and got a gold medal as an award. By the end of the contest, several participants were caught on camera squealing in pain from eating more chilli than their stomachs could... Еще handle. A tourist expressed his scepticism about the contest, which Tianhe Ancient City holds annually in a bid to attract tourists, saying, «I don't think an event like this is meaningful.» «The scenic spot should hold more meaningful events,» he followed. Following the contest, there was a dance show and a chance to cool the chilli heat off in water fountains.