Li Yongzhi of Zhengzhou, China became a local hero as he started eating 2.5kg chilies every day. For his addiction to chili he was also called Chili King. The first thing Li does in the morning is eating chili and rinsing his mouth with it and says that he can go without meat or eggs but not without chili. Around ten years back when his son was admitted in a hospital he had nothing to eat except chilies and water. He is so fond of chilies that he has started growing eight varieties in the backyard.