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(Popular Science)   How much caffeine does it take to kill someone? Here comes the science and a fresh pot of steaming hot death sauce   ( divider line
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2012-10-30 08:39:20 AM  
3 votes:
Like Iocane powder, I think I've rendered myself immune to the damaging effects of caffeine.
2012-10-30 12:24:51 PM  
2 votes:
She drank the equivalent of 4 (6 oz) cups of coffee, but because it came in a stimulant cocktail known as MONSTER, it's the caffeine that must be the problem, not her underlying medical condition, nor her parent's inability to inform their child of dietary restrictions.
2012-10-30 11:53:35 AM  
2 votes:
"On examination, he was alert, oriented, nervous, agitated and irritable"--exactly how you'd imagine a teenager on way too much caffeine.
2012-10-30 09:43:46 AM  
2 votes:
2012-10-30 08:50:04 AM  
2 votes: 

Sleep is for the weak.
2012-10-30 08:21:42 AM  
2 votes:
They just didn't *want* it enough.
2012-10-30 02:13:39 PM  
1 vote:

Saners: tlchwi02: why is a 14 y/o allowed to drink that much caffeine anyway? parents should not allow kids to drink that much caffeine, doesn' take a surgeon general to tell you thats not a safe thing

Well a bottle of Monster isn't really that difficult to get a hold of as a high schooler. It isn't kept locked behind a counter or anything.

What I don't get is caffeine free soda. It's like "hmm, I want a product that rots my teeth, gets me fat off empty calories and tastes like shiat but I don't want to feel good while doing so. Oh look!"

i guess. but when i went to high school in the 1990's/2000's we weren't supposed to leave the building, and they didn't sell energy drinks on site. i suppose one could have snuck out, but to sneak out and buy a big pile of energy drinks? seems far more likely the parents were aware/cool with it from the way the story is potrayed than the teenager was doing some covert caffeine runs. and frankly, if you let your 14 y/o keep themselves at a stage of full caffeinated, you're kind of asking for problems.
2012-10-30 02:01:24 PM  
1 vote:

All I know is that if you're ingesting caffeine on that kind of scale, you'll want to die long before it actually kills you.

2012-10-30 12:41:45 PM  
1 vote:
Caffeine *saves* lives, to say nothing of preventing the cost of janitorial staff to clean my staff's entrails off the carpet every half-hour on the half-hour.
2012-10-30 12:34:38 PM  
1 vote:

gopher321: Remember folks! Decaf is the tool of the devil!

I have never understood the desire to drink non-alcoholic beer or decaf coffee. Who the hell drinks those because they taste good?
2012-10-30 12:18:47 PM  
1 vote:
As someone who was drinking 15-20 mugs of Navy coffee a day, I can, with some surety, say that the body's tolerance of caffeine is high. The LDL for kids is around 320 mg/kg, so if she weighted under 3 lbs ...
2012-10-30 12:14:33 PM  
1 vote:
Something something cannabis is still illegal.
2012-10-30 12:14:06 PM  
1 vote:
at the end of the day, caffeine is and always will be a drug. treat it with respect and never think that you are stronger than a drug.
2012-10-30 12:07:12 PM  
1 vote:
When I first discovered espresso, I thought it would be fun to see what would happen if I drank six doubles. It made my teeth vibrate.

2012-10-30 08:45:18 AM  
1 vote:

Cythraul: Like Iocane powder, I think I've rendered myself immune to the damaging effects of caffeine.

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