Boys in hot wa­ter

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BERLIN: Of­fi­cials in Ger­many say eight teenagers were hos­pi­talised af­ter a test of courage in which they drank chilli sauce more than 200 times hot­ter than nor­mal.

The Red Cross in the south­ern city of Augs­burg says that 10 boys aged 13 and 14 drank the sauce on Wed­nes­day morn­ing while at school.

Ger­man news agency DAPD quoted the Red Cross as say­ing the boys com­plained of feel­ing sick, and eight were taken to a hospi­tal.

They were to be kept in hospi­tal overnight for ob­ser­va­tion.

The Red Cross said that on the Scov­ille scale, which mea­sures the hot­ness of sauce, the sauce mea­sured 535 000 – com­pared to 2 500 for nor­mal Tabasco sauce. – Sapa-AP

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