Wedding guests set fire to each other’s hair with Sambuca shots in a brainless new drinking game.
The six posh-sounding attendees each downed one of the spirits before passing on the flame to the next person in the circle while urging each other on.
Footage of the game began circulating on WhatsApp, leading to warnings it was ‘highly dangerous’ and risked causing severe burns. Wedding guests set FIRE to their hair in crazy drinking game.
The video, filmed at a wedding, begins when one of the men starts by coating his hair in Sambuca before setting it alight and downing a shot
The video shows the men in waistcoats in a courtyard outside a building, with music heard in the background.
One of the men starts by coating his hair in Sambuca before setting it alight and downing a shot. He then passes it to the next in line.
The third begins flailing his head in apparent panic, prompting protests from the others, who tell him set alight to another friend’s hair before dousing his.
‘Bobby, hurry up. You’ve got to light him first, light him,’ one shouts.
The fourth toasts ‘the Queen’ before downing his drink, while the others use water to douse out the flames after they’ve had their go.
‘See Joe did very smoothly there,’ one of the men says before the video cuts out.
The footage was first shared among bankers in the City, where some of those involved are believed to work, according to The Sun.
The next in the line starts downing a shot before lighting his hair, prompting protests from the others
The fourth (in the pink tie) toasts ‘the Queen’ before downing his drink, while the others use water to douse out the flames after they’ve had their go
Drinkers around the world have repeatedly been burned by flaming shots.
Drinkaware chief executive Elaine Hindal said: Drinking games can be seriously dangerous, they can lead to risky behaviour and alcohol poisoning, and can have consequences for your long-term health too.
‘Alcohol can also slow down your reactions, upset your balance, and impair your vision and hearing making it difficult to be alert to things that could pose a risk to your safety.
‘If you recognise the symptoms of alcohol poisoning – which include confusion, vomiting or seizures – call 999 immediately.’