This video is the very definition of schadenfreude — a German expression meaning “shameful joy.” You’re going to laugh, but you’re going to feel guilty doing it. These young Arabic gentlemen were allegedly sitting in a car filled with laughing gas fumes when one of them pulls out a lighter. It’s a dumb mistake and one they realize the error of instantaneously.
So the question is: are these guys okay? Well, laughing gas is not actually flammable and many of the nearly 1 million people on the internet who have seen the video are calling “fake,” so it sounds like a pretty good bet that they are. But don’t let that stop you from believing in all actual fiery accidents on YouTube. At least some of them have got to be real.