ecently, a 16-year-old kid decided to show off his fire-breathing skills to his friends. Unfortunately, the act did not go as planned.
Video from a street corner in Jiangsu’s Gaoyou county shows the teen blowing at the end of a fire-tipped stick, only to see the fireball come right back at him, setting his face alight.
Afterward, he was rushed to the hospital for treatment, with burns covering much of his face.
According to neighbors, the boy learned to breathe fire from his father, a Taoist priest, and had performed the feat at wedding celebrations in the past. It’s not clear what went wrong in this case.