This boys choir ate ghost peppers then hilariously tried to sing a Christmas carol
Every now and then you'll be in a situation where you are faced with the question: how good are you with spicy food?
There are many different levels of heat to deal with, but most of the time you can split people up into two main groups. There are the people who are so afraid of going too far they will have the mildest choice every time, and then there are those who vastly over-estimate their own tolerance for spice.
I'm definitely in the latter category. I will always go for the spicy option, but often regret it by the time my tongue is scorched and my eyes are watering. One thing is for sure - you need to build up a tolerance to spice before you can make it to the next level. It all depends on what you are exposed to, but it's a good bet to say that a schoolboy hasn't got the best chance of besting a hot pepper.
Despite it being a pretty damn terrible idea, these Danish choirboys agreed to take consume some of the world's hottest peppers and try to fight through the spice to finish a Christmas carol.
The video was organised by someone known as "Chili Klaus", whose YouTube channel describes him as "a danish comedian, musician, and chilienthusiast". And as you can expect from someone who describes themselves as a "chilienthusiast", what he brought weren't just any pepper, but the now-infamous Ghost Peppers.
Ghost Peppers were declared as the world's hottest chili pepper by The Guinness World Records back in 2007, a position it has lost in recent years to The Carolina Reaper. But that's not to say that Ghost Peppers are an easy thing to eat. Rating at 1.04 million Scoville Heat Units (a measure of spiciness), it is somehow 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
So the fact that these kids, part of The Herning Boys Choir, not only consumed the peppers but carried on singing "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" is nothing less than remarkable. I don't think I could pull that off as an adult, so the bravery (or foolishness?) these choirboys show is inspirational, in a weird way. Well, let's be honest, more than anything else it's funny. Watch the video below:
It's hilarious to see the tension mount, as some kids can clearly handle the heat better than others. Weirdly enough, it's actually Chili Klaus' hometown he's visiting, and it's his old choir that he's subjecting to such torment. To be fair to him, at least he joins in with the singing and the chili-eating, though it looks like he fares fare better than those around him.
Slowly the singing disintegrates into coughing and spluttering, but they keep an impressive rendition of the Christmas carol going despite their tears. Personally, I might be able to be goaded into trying a Ghost Pepper one day, but I know there's no way I can be expected to anything else while I recover from it.