This is the horrifying moment a smoker set his crotch on fire when his attempt to look ‘cool’ by lighting a cigarette with a glass of flaming alcohol failed miserably.
The video has now gone viral after being posted on several social media sites.
In footage of the fiery incident, the man from China appears to be showing off with a glass of flaming alcohol when he inadvertently douses himself with the liquid.
The video begins with the man showing how he’s able to “catch” a ball of fire on his fingertips without burning himself, and using the flames to light a cigarette.
The man can be heard saying in Mandarin: “Let’s take a drink of this flaming alcohol.”
He then picks up the glass of clear liquid with flames dancing on top of it.
But before the glass reaches his mouth, the man accidentally tips the burning alcohol onto his trousers, which instantly caught fire and engulf the intimate area between his legs in a fiery blaze.
Jumping up, the man desperately tries to put out the flames by hitting himself.
A friend watching the performance joins in and the pair are seen trying frantically to extinguish the fire by smacking the victim in the crotch.
The pair eventually stray out of shot, but the panic continues as one can be heard shouting in Mandarin: “Water – pour some water over it.”
At the end of the viral clip, now viewed more than a million times on Chinese social media, the flames seem to have been put out.
And only then does one suggest to another: “Take the trousers off.” The extent of the man’s injuries is not clear.