Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. At least 20 types of endorphins have been demonstrated in humans. Endorphins can be found in the pituitary gland, in other parts of the brain, or distributed throughout the nervous system.
Stress and pain are the two most common factors leading to the release of endorphins. Endorphins interact with the opiate receptors in the brain to reduce our perception of pain and act similarly to drugs such as morphine and codeine. In contrast to the opiate drugs, however, activation of the opiate receptors by the body's endorphins does not lead to addiction or dependence.
In addition to decreased feelings of pain, secretion of endorphins leads to feelings of euphoria,well-being and the ability to "think" clearly - precisely what software developers need to do! It's a known fact that chili, jalapeno and similar peppers stimulate the secretion of endorphins, providing a feeling of well-being.
So here's my contribution: Pete's Nuclear Bomb Salsa. This stuff is easy to prepare, lasts for days in the fridge, and is guaranteed to get your lambdas rocking!
1 Large Tomato.
1 Large Green Pepper (you can mix and match yellow, red, and green).
1 Large Onion.
1 Small can Tomato Sauce.
12 to 20 slices of Jalapeno Pepper "Sandwich Slices".
Fistful of Cilantro.
1 to 4 tablespoons Tabasco Brand Green Pepper Sauce.
Optional: black pepper and Cayenne to taste
With a sharp knife, chop up the tomato, green pepper and Onion into small pieces. Throw them in a plastic storage container, and add the Tomato Sauce. Chop up the Jalapeno slices and the cilantro nice and fine, and throw them in. Add the Green Pepper Sauce. Stir until well-mixed. Store open in the fridge for at least 2 hours in order for the flavors to "mix".
Serve this with Tostitos Hint of Lime corn chips. Some people like to jazz up the recipe by adding everything from raisins to chocolate. Have fun, and let the best coder win!