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This Danish Orchestra Ate the World’s Hottest Chili Peppers Before Playing

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Members of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra recently played Tango Jalousie under the influence of one powerful substance: the world’s hottest chili peppers. Before performing the piece (by Danish composer Jacob Gade), each member downed one super-spicy chili: a Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend or a Ghost Chili. These professionals held it together impressively…almost to the very end (a lot more impressive than standing there, like that video of 1,000 people eating ghost chilies that went viral earlier this year).

If you’re wondering whose crazy idea this was, look no further than Danish celebrity chili eater Chili Klaus. He’s made a name for himself with his YouTube videos (filming himself eating his potent obsessions) and now with numerous TV appearances. He’s the tear-eyed conductor in this video.

Originally written by Benjamin Starr for VisualNews.