Boys in hot water
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