I ate a peppercorn once.
My mom spilled a bunch of peppercorns on the ground. Because she knew me well, the first thing she said when this happened and I was in the room was “Don’t eat any of those.”
Well, of course, I thought it would be interesting to go ahead and do exactly that. Keep in mind that this was before I had scoured my taste buds with the like of Dave’s Insanity Sauce and my company’s Death Mustard. I chewed it up and swallowed it. I then spent the next ten minutes running at full speed around the house and up and down the stairs. There was no relief.
Moral of the story: When your mom says “Don’t eat it”, don’t eat it.