Well, Shiver Me Timbers And Pepper Me Barnacles

Barnacles on your boat? Bring on the hot peppers, says inventor Ken Fischer. Barnacle Ban, an experimental pepper-based paint, was inspired by one bite of a Tabasco-drenched deviled egg. Fischer decided barnacles clinging to the bottom of his sailboat might react similarly. So he mixed oil from cayenne peppers with an epoxy-based paint.

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