With a thermal signature visible from space, Saturday's Peppers On The Plaza turned up the heat with a Pepper Eating Contest that had one contestant just short of bursting into spontaneous combustion.

Nick Dodgson (right) won 2nd place for his green chili, and a 1st place trophy in this pepper eating contest. Meanwhile, another contestant decided Nick can have his trophy, she just wants to drink an ocean of ice water.... NOW!