It starts out innocently enough. The Herning Boys Choir is singing ‘Oh Come, All Ye Faithful’, when their cheeks suddenly flush red, tears stream down their face.
That’s because 1.25 minutes through, each of the boys pulled out a Ghost pepper and ate it. But why would they do that? Well, it was at the prompting of musician and entertainer Claus Pilgaard, otherwise known as Chili Klaus.
Klaus is a well known celebrity in Denmark who regularly invites celebrities and musicians to taste hot chili peppers during interviews and performances. Being that he was a choir boy in his youth, he decided to spice up the traditional Christmas carol with a super hot ghost pepper.
The ghost pepper is the “bad boy” of the chili world and one of the world’s hottest, weighing in from 855,000 Scoville heat units to an eye-popping 1,041,427 SHU!
For some of the boys in the choir, the pepper’s heat hits them early. For others, they bravely carry on, singing through the entire song without flinching. It makes for an unconventional performance, and you certainly can forgive them all for not waiting around for the applause!
Watch this funny performance in the video below, and share it with your friends.