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Too Hot to Handle! Jalapeno Eating Contest

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

You could say some beach goers at JP Luby were feeling the heat. Omar Martinez was eating as many jalapenos as he possible can in just one minute.

He was just one of several people attempting to beat the Guinness Book of World Record for jalapeno eating. Just how many is the record? The world record is 16. The contest is a part of a fundraising event at the Packery Channel for an organization called "Dive Pirates."

The organization helps disabled vets and others with physical challenges learn how to scuba dive.

We caught up with contestant Omar Martinez just after he attempted to beat the record. He said, "my mouth is burning up! Those were intense hot.!" He wasn't quite able to get past the first few. We'll let you know if anyone is able to beat it!