What Happens When 1,000 People Eat Ghost Peppers at the Same Time?

Last week in Copenhagen, Denmark, Danish comedian and musician Klaus Wunderhits, who also goes by Chili Kraus, gathered 1,000 people together in a public square to collectively eat a Bhut Jolokia or ghost chili pepper — one of the hottest on Earth.

The ghost chili pepper measures over 1 million Scoville heat units (SHU). When you compare that amount to Tabasco’s 2,500, you can imagine how spicy these things are and what the reactions of the participants were!

The insane crowd responded to eating the pepper just the way countless people have before: with sheer shock.

After the dramatic commencement, where a large red suitcase holding the neatly wrapped chilies was carried onto the scene, everyone prepared to take a bite.

And that’s when it began: the gagging, the tears, the profusely sweating bodies, the vomiting, the gasping for air… and everything else you’d expect from people who just consumed one of the hottest things on the planet. Luckily, there was plenty of milk on hand to help stomp out the flame.

Needless to say, we won’t be trying to conquer a ghost chili challenge anytime soon.

Watch the insane video above.