I was just wondering this. Why do some people like spicy foods so much?
Personally I love it from time to time. And I've known some people who seem to enjoy bragging about how hot their peppers are that they eat, kind of like a toughness thing... me, I don't care haha. I'll admit when something is uncomfortably spicy, but at the same time I still love it, and for the life of me I don't know why.
It's almost like masochism. I had some Chinese takeout earlier, this chicken stuff with these evil little skinny red peppers in it... those things were terribly spicy for me, just biting one causes my blood pressure to skyrocket probably and I immediately start sweating, some times to the point where my hair is actually wet, and its a really uncomfortable burning but I still like it!
Why is that?