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2013-02-12 10:30:41 AM
the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,

How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!
 
2013-02-12 11:19:24 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,

How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!


Kids are born with teeth, just they are in the gums and begin to come down as they age.  I believe the enamel develops in utero and is present once the teeth puncture the skin.

/IANAD though
 
2013-02-12 11:20:54 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!


That's a new one for me. I can imagine that drinking excessive amounts of Coke would fark up your own teeth, but I wasn't aware that it had the side effect of farking up your kid's teeth before they even got any.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 11:38:10 AM
You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.
 
2013-02-12 11:38:26 AM
I'm going to go with all around bad genetics on this one.
 
2013-02-12 11:39:27 AM
How the fark does one drink on average 10L of coke?

/i don't even consume a quarter that amount, and I've got blood sugar that could put a hummingbird in a diabetic coma
//seriously though, you drink that much of ANYTHING, you deserve to die
 
2013-02-12 11:39:57 AM
10 liters of coke a day? Someone was a real winner in the brains department.
 
2013-02-12 11:40:40 AM
What's Litera Cola?
 
2013-02-12 11:40:45 AM
How about Brawndo?
 
2013-02-12 11:40:46 AM
on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)
 
2013-02-12 11:41:20 AM
As someone who grew up in the rural South, I can tell you the dangers of drinking soda all the time. My parents still drink it nonstop, and would give it to me in large amounts as a child. I could go get as much as I wanted out of the fridge. When I was around 10 I developed a severe kidney infection from all the coke I drank. Some of the worst pain of my life. So yeah, drink it in moderation and don't give it to your kids.

/stop drinking it completely a few years ago after discovering I had a kidney stone
//I miss sweet tea more than coke
 
2013-02-12 11:42:03 AM
Age 30 with EIGHT kids!?

I didn't know they had rednecks in NZ
 
2013-02-12 11:42:13 AM
To be fair, an eroded esophogus and type 2 diabetes aren't age-related diseases.
 
2013-02-12 11:43:24 AM

d23: You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.


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2013-02-12 11:43:48 AM

tlchwi02: on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)


It would be something like if she drank water and she died from hyper hydration, the public water works or bottled water had to issue a warning saying too much water consumption kills

/again, who the fark can drink that insane amount of fluids on a daily basis?
 
2013-02-12 11:45:41 AM
and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth

Whoa! Way to bury the lead.

How does that even happen?
 
2013-02-12 11:46:01 AM

ModernPrimitive01: As someone who grew up in the rural South, I can tell you the dangers of drinking soda all the time. My parents still drink it nonstop, and would give it to me in large amounts as a child. I could go get as much as I wanted out of the fridge. When I was around 10 I developed a severe kidney infection from all the coke I drank. Some of the worst pain of my life. So yeah, drink it in moderation and don't give it to your kids.

/stop drinking it completely a few years ago after discovering I had a kidney stone
//I miss sweet tea more than coke


Same story minus the kidney infection. Kidneys are just fine but the waist line wasn't.

Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy. Luck for me and my kids my wife goes ape shiat if she sees one of her kids with a pop. She's not preachy to others but she'll be damned if her kids get it.
 
2013-02-12 11:48:02 AM

tlchwi02: on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its
idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)


If this ever got to trial, I think Coke's lawyers just wheel in 11 liters of Coke Classic for each member of the jury, and say "If any one of you can drink this much Coke in 12 hours without puking or passing out, we'll pay whatever settlement you want."
 
2013-02-12 11:48:32 AM
How the fark can you drink that much of anything in a day? If I drink a gallon of beer in a night I'm pissing like a horse. She drank over 2x that.
 
2013-02-12 11:49:05 AM
Eight kids by age 30.  She had been continualy pregnant for most of her adult life.  Can that be a factor?
 
2013-02-12 11:51:21 AM
A lady from New Zealand
Found water to be too bland
She really loved Coke
It wasn't a joke
But killed her sure as quicksand
 
2013-02-12 11:52:45 AM

d23: You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.


You sir, have figured out the joke! A prize for you!
 
2013-02-12 11:53:07 AM

exick: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!

That's a new one for me. I can imagine that drinking excessive amounts of Coke would fark up your own teeth, but I wasn't aware that it had the side effect of farking up your kid's teeth before they even got any.


My mother had malaria while she was pregnant with my baby sister; the medication she was prescribed had a similar effect sissy's teef.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 11:55:13 AM

d23: You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.


To self: RTFA
 
2013-02-12 11:57:06 AM
10 liters of coke per day?!??!?

How the heck did they get her in a coffin?!?!?  Her body was probably vibrating for two weeks after her heart stopped!
 
2013-02-12 11:57:36 AM

jayhawk88: tlchwi02: on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its
idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)

If this ever got to trial, I think Coke's lawyers just wheel in 11 liters of Coke Classic for each member of the jury, and say "If any one of you can drink this much Coke in 12 hours without puking or passing out, we'll pay whatever settlement you want."


Hell, they shouldn't be punished regardless. Whatever took her out did the world a favor.
 
2013-02-12 11:58:48 AM

jayhawk88: If this ever got to trial, I think Coke's lawyers just wheel in 11 liters of Coke Classic for each member of the jury, and say "If any one of you can drink this much Coke in 12 hours without puking or passing out, we'll pay whatever settlement you want."



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2013-02-12 11:59:19 AM
"Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris' death. "

yeah, right. This is why you never buy or take anything Pepsi-co or Coca-Cola branded. The name by itself highlights how horrible their shiat is, combining Kola nuts and Cocaine in the first place. May as well buy asbestos and chug it, because it's not any healthier than drinking pop.
 
2013-02-12 12:04:58 PM
As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"
 
2013-02-12 12:05:04 PM
I bet drinking 2.5 of fluid might have something to do with it too.

My coworker reported to me that he felt a little odd one morning after drinking a grande with and extra shot at 7:30, and a vente with and extra shot at 9:30.   That's  7 cups of espresso.
 
2013-02-12 12:05:21 PM

farkingatwork: "Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris' death. "

yeah, right. This is why you never buy or take anything Pepsi-co or Coca-Cola branded. The name by itself highlights how horrible their shiat is, combining Kola nuts and Cocaine in the first place. May as well buy asbestos and chug it, because it's not any healthier than drinking pop.


This reminds me, the Texaco down the street started selling the Mexocan Coke, and I need to pick some up on my lunch break.
 
2013-02-12 12:05:43 PM
2.5 gallons
 
2013-02-12 12:06:47 PM

DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"


How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?
 
2013-02-12 12:11:51 PM

farkingatwork: "Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris' death. "

yeah, right. This is why you never buy or take anything Pepsi-co or Coca-Cola branded. The name by itself highlights how horrible their shiat is, combining Kola nuts and Cocaine in the first place. May as well buy asbestos and chug it, because it's not any healthier than drinking pop.


Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...
 
2013-02-12 12:13:03 PM

Wendy's Chili: and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth

Whoa! Way to bury the lead.

How does that even happen?


I'm guessing her body used all the stuff used to build the enamel on teeth to counteract the acidity of the cola. Considering that she drank 10L a day I'll go on and assume her body needed it all and more, leaving none for the children while in gestation. So every time she took a kid to the dentist for the first time people would notice that the kids teeth were farked up.

/Not a doctor
 
2013-02-12 12:13:28 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.


*facepalm*  you sound like you'd genuinely benefit from four weeks of intensive caffeine detox via opiate training.. No, really, get a proper addiction going, then come and tell us all about how 'really biatchy' not getting a daily fix of caffeine actually makes you. That kind of perspective will do someone like you the world of good. yarly.

/Pfffffft.... 'addiction' *snerk* LMFAddictedAO.


Oh, you mean that coke...  carry on.
 
2013-02-12 12:14:04 PM

farkingatwork: "Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris' death. "

yeah, right. This is why you never buy or take anything Pepsi-co or Coca-Cola branded. The name by itself highlights how horrible their shiat is, combining Kola nuts and Cocaine in the first place. May as well buy asbestos and chug it, because it's not any healthier than drinking pop.


i.imgur.com

Coca-Cola no longer contains significant amounts of cocaine, and hasn't for some time.
 
2013-02-12 12:15:12 PM

jayhawk88: tlchwi02: on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its
idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)

If this ever got to trial, I think Coke's lawyers just wheel in 11 liters of Coke Classic for each member of the jury, and say "If any one of you can drink this much Coke in 12 hours without puking or passing out, we'll pay whatever settlement you want."


Less than a liter an hour?

I'm not saying I'd enjoy it... but I think I could manage it.  Once.
 
2013-02-12 12:15:14 PM
I know someone who had to cut back on drinking a minimum of 4 liters per day after serious health complications. This is a person whose doctor gave him the choice between daily medication or cutting back to reasonable (still more than most people should eat) amounts of terrible junk food and chose the medication. I don't know how this woman was doing 10 liters per day. I guess she wasn't mixing it with the other foods this guy can't say no to.
 
2013-02-12 12:15:43 PM

DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"


I assumed it was no big deal.  My brother in law moved in and kept a supply of pepsicans in the house.
I decided to go ahead and drink them instead of my regular fluid.

At my next dental appt, my dentist asked me 'are you even brushing your teeth'.   No more sugar soda for me.
 
2013-02-12 12:15:58 PM
DID YOU SAY TEN KILOS OF COKE A DAY?!?  YEAAAH AW YEAAAH

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2013-02-12 12:16:13 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,

How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!


IIRC phosphoric acid goes into your blood and erodes the long bones from the inside (osteoporosis), not surprising the same for high calcium tooth material.
 
2013-02-12 12:16:25 PM

exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?


I tell these people all the time to drink more water.  The response is always, "I don't like the taste of water".  It's a losing battle.  The excuse is that they have "soft teeth" and cavities are inevitable.
 
2013-02-12 12:17:48 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.


One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so
 
2013-02-12 12:18:15 PM

ModernPrimitive01: As someone who grew up in the rural South, I can tell you the dangers of drinking soda all the time. My parents still drink it nonstop, and would give it to me in large amounts as a child. I could go get as much as I wanted out of the fridge. When I was around 10 I developed a severe kidney infection from all the coke I drank. Some of the worst pain of my life. So yeah, drink it in moderation and don't give it to your kids.

/stop drinking it completely a few years ago after discovering I had a kidney stone
//I miss sweet tea more than coke


I quit because of kidney stones too.

Still get kidney stones though:(
 
2013-02-12 12:18:40 PM

God--: Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...


Citation needed I don't fancy swallowing natural fiberglass.
 
2013-02-12 12:19:26 PM

exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?


You mean from the toilet?
 
2013-02-12 12:20:56 PM
I think we can all agree that someone who behaves like this probably has a litany of bad habits and resulting health problems.  Regardless of how we feel about cola products.

I also agree that things like cola that are completely without nutritional value should have warnings.
 
2013-02-12 12:21:18 PM
TFA: "she had developed an addiction to Coca-Cola and would get withdrawal symptoms, including "the shakes", if she went without her favourite drink. "

Yeah... that's the caffeine, not the delivery mechanism.
 
2013-02-12 12:22:34 PM
No one has even mentioned that there are 400 calories in a liter of Coke.  That's 4000 calories daily.  Did she die of gravitational implosion?
 
2013-02-12 12:25:43 PM
Chuck Norris can drink 10l of coke per day
 
2013-02-12 12:26:05 PM

God--: Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...


CHALLENGE ACCE.. no, no wait... No. whaaaa? [citation required] I can't believe for a moment that the barbed hooks wouldn't cause permenant NTDT* at best, and horrifyingly fatal colon cancer at worst.

/*nas tee digestive tract
 
2013-02-12 12:26:10 PM
IRQ12: "I think we can all agree that someone who behaves like this probably has a litany of bad habits and resulting health problems. "

And those hypothetical habits are irrelevant.  She was ingesting plenty enough caffeine to kill herself, even if she got a gold star on every other health habit.
The enamel things is creepy as fark, but she's dead because her heart couldn't handle the quantity and duration of her caffeine addiction.

So, no, it's not really about Coke.  But neither do we need to say "well, she probably ate a lot of cheetos and didn't exercise as well".
biatch killed herself with caffeine.  Case closed.
 
2013-02-12 12:27:37 PM

rattchett: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

You mean from the toilet?


www.brawndo.com
 
2013-02-12 12:28:45 PM

cyberbenali: Chuck Norris can drink 10l of coke per day


AND snort 10 kg of coke a day, still not get the shakes.
 
2013-02-12 12:29:16 PM

uttertosh: God--: Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...

CHALLENGE ACCE.. no, no wait... No. whaaaa? [citation required]


Who are you to question his wisdom?
 
2013-02-12 12:29:20 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.


I got it down to having one 20oz bottle a day with my lunch.  Stick with water or juice the rest of the day.  Was hard at first, but now if I drink more than the one I get headaches and feel jittery.
 
2013-02-12 12:29:32 PM
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UseUrHeadFred: DID YOU SAY TEN KILOS OF COKE A DAY?!?  YEAAAH AW YEAAAH

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

 
2013-02-12 12:30:22 PM
Drinking 10 liters of Coke every day substantially reduces the likelihood of age-related diseases

... by reducing the likelihood of old age.
 
2013-02-12 12:31:36 PM
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/Just dissolve her in coca cola, it would be a fitting ending
//Don't use a bathtub
 
2013-02-12 12:31:53 PM

DubyaHater: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

I tell these people all the time to drink more water.  The response is always, "I don't like the taste of water".  It's a losing battle.  The excuse is that they have "soft teeth" and cavities are inevitable.


Water IS boring.  But boring is better than tooth ache pain.  Tooth ache pain is the worst.  I'll choose water over pain every time.  And it's amazing, one glass of water and I'm not even thirsty anymore.  Soda actually makes me more thirsty.
 
2013-02-12 12:32:06 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: d23: You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.

You sir, have figured out the joke! A prize for you!


very MTSTDesque...
 
2013-02-12 12:33:46 PM
Drinking that much Coke would mean you consume way too much phosphorus. IIRC, phosphorus plays a role in the function of nerves. Also, phosphorus is antagonistic to calcium in large quantities and calcium also plays a role in nerves, as well as the formation of bones, teeth, etc.

Not a doctor and I don't play one on TV but I don't think you have to look very hard for a mechanism that would turn 10 litres of Coke a day into a heart attack.

I drink a lot of cola but the poison is in the dose, as Paracelsus, the Renaissance physician put it. One or two litres a day, you risk problems. Four litres a day, you risk metabolic syndrome or diabetes. Eight or more, you could risk dying.

Of course, that is not specific to Coke(TM). It is true of any soft drink heavy in sugar and phosphorus (or rather, phosphoric acid). Caffeine could be a problem as well since a Coke contains about as much caffeine as an espresso coffee and 10 litres of coffee a day would have some serious consequences.

The great scholar and wit, Dr. Samuel Johnson drank over 20 cups of coffee a day. He was morbidly obese but he also had some peculiar tics and quirks which suggest either Tourette's Syndrome (not necessarily swearing) or nerve damage. For example, IIRC, he would do pirouettes when passing through doorways.

A little caffeine perks you up, a lot farks you up. The same is true for "the beverage that refreshes".

By the way, have you ever noticed how every new beverage is sold to the public as a quasi-medicinal panacea? Tea, coffee, chocolate, cola, "Energy" drinks--the public is roped in with claims that the beverage will make you a powerhouse at work and play.

The truth is, a certain number of medicinal compounds like caffeine may have benefits in moderation but they can kill in a high enough dose and there's little any one can do to stop some people from finding that dose through trial and error, and error, and error.
 
2013-02-12 12:33:59 PM

umad: Who are you to question his wisdom?


God--'s wisdom? Is it not the duty of the Faithful to have questions?
 
2013-02-12 12:34:21 PM
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2013-02-12 12:37:17 PM

stonicus: I got it down to having one 20oz bottle a day with my lunch. Stick with water or juice the rest of the day. Was hard at first, but now if I drink more than the one I get headaches and feel jittery.


That's where I'm at. So why cant I kick it? Quit smoking. Haven't touched drugs since High School (admittedly never touched the hard stuff). But the Coke has me lock stock and barrel.

Never tried to give up alcohol, why would I!
 
2013-02-12 12:38:29 PM

brantgoose: finding that dose through trial and error, and error, and error.


yeas. always best to erroron the side of caution. ;-)
 
2013-02-12 12:42:10 PM

stonicus: DubyaHater: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

I tell these people all the time to drink more water.  The response is always, "I don't like the taste of water".  It's a losing battle.  The excuse is that they have "soft teeth" and cavities are inevitable.

Water IS boring.  But boring is better than tooth ache pain.  Tooth ache pain is the worst.  I'll choose water over pain every time.  And it's amazing, one glass of water and I'm not even thirsty anymore.  Soda actually makes me more thirsty.


I drink diet Pepsi ... a lot.  I also love water, drink at least a Nalgene or two a day.  The problem is water doesn't have caffeine and I don't enjoy coffee or tea.  So, generally, I drink a Diet Pepsi in the morning (like many do coffee), and usually one in the afternoon, and maybe one after dinner depending on how late I need to work/be active.

But my question is, if Diet Pepsi is essentially just carbonated, aspartame water, with 0 calories, what's the harm?

No-Doz sucks, I have no idea why caffeine pills suck, but they do.
 
2013-02-12 12:43:36 PM

stonicus: Water IS boring. But boring is better than tooth ache pain. Tooth ache pain is the worst. I'll choose water over pain every time. And it's amazing, one glass of water and I'm not even thirsty anymore. Soda actually makes me more thirsty.


perhaps oddly i prefer water to soda because water is refreshing. i feel clear headed and comfortable when i drink a big class of cold water. when i drink a soda i feel sleepy and gross. I do enjoy a good cup of black coffee in the morning and lemon tea in the afternoon (especially in winter when it has the bonus of warming me up)
 
2013-02-12 12:44:35 PM
I worked retail for a long time at a movie theater eventually going up to the projection booth (pre digital days).  As an employee we were allowed to have free soda and popcorn during our shifts.  I got to where I could drink 5 - 8 20oz 'servings' of coke over an 8 hour shift and not think anything of it.  I did that for much of my 20's.  Water was free too, but I hated the taste of water.  Seriously.  (most brands of bottled water have specific tastes, and I can't stand 95% of what I've tried)

A couple years ago I wanted to stop drinking soda and started to wean myself off it, eventually getting down to having it at lunch only, which was enough to keep the caffeine withdrawals at bay.  A little over a year ago I completely stopped drinking it.  Now at lunch I drink lemonade, and at home I drink green tea and water with 'crystal light pure' packets.  (the water being one brand I do like the taste of....Penta....just a tad pricey)

As an aside...speaking of health related issues and drinking soda...toward the end of my 20's I started to develop acid reflux disease.  I never went to the doctor to get it officially diagnosed, but waking up in the middle of the night with bile in your throat isn't fun.  For years I bought and used prilosec to control it, in addition to not eating any type of spicy foods.

When I stopped drinking soda (and, at the same time stopped eating red meat - not related just happened at the same time) the acid reflux went away.  Now, unless I go REALLY crazy, no more waking up in the middle of the night scrambling for TUMS that didn't really do much in the first place for it.

Let the coke be used at toilet bowl cleaning...it's really good at it.
 
2013-02-12 12:44:48 PM

cfreak: Age 30 with EIGHT kids!?

I didn't know they had rednecks in NZ


Sure do.  New Zealand has 3 million people and 60 million sheep. Do the math!

 ; )

It's sort of playing Canada to Australia's impersonation of the USA. Peace, order and good government! Yaaaay! But it definitely has more than its share of sheep farmers despite mostly admirable economic and social welfare stats and the ability to punch above its weight.
 
2013-02-12 12:46:49 PM
The article says she consumed about 970mg of caffeine daily.

Lightweight.
 
2013-02-12 12:47:13 PM

cfreak: Age 30 with EIGHT kids!?

I didn't know they had rednecks in NZ


They're called "bogans" in Australia and NZ.  Pronounced like "toboggan".
 
2013-02-12 12:49:29 PM

tlchwi02: on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)


Reading the article that's exactly what i was thinking:  "Coke is being ridicuouls here."  But then it occurred to me that someone who drinks 10 liters of soda a day probably isn't making the best lifestyle choices in the rest of her diet and exercise routine either.

seriously - that's like 800lbs of sugar a year.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:22 PM

germ78: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.

One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so


Dude, you know the fruit juice is loaded with sugar, too, right? Also, aspartame is perfectly safe for human consumption.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:32 PM
By the way, swishing straight bourbon around in your mouth before you swallow it kills lots of germs, especially if you floss first. At the dentist's they wre astonished that I have 6-10mm pockets (and have for decades) but my gums don't bleed during SRP; that's the only explanation I could come up with.
 
2013-02-12 12:52:22 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Eight kids by age 30.  She had been continualy pregnant for most of her adult life.  Can that be a factor?


Hey now, go easy there on that road.  She's just trying to make it a better world  Well, that and she likes the caulk.
 
2013-02-12 12:52:23 PM

jayhawk88: tlchwi02: on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its
idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)

If this ever got to trial, I think Coke's lawyers just wheel in 11 liters of Coke Classic for each member of the jury, and say "If any one of you can drink this much Coke in 12 hours without puking or passing out, we'll pay whatever settlement you want."


genius
 
2013-02-12 12:52:36 PM
Getting shot in the head significantly reduces the chance that you'll eventually get Alzheimer's.
 
2013-02-12 12:54:47 PM

lilbjorn: Drinking 10 liters of Coke every day substantially reduces the likelihood of age-related diseases

... by reducing the likelihood of old age.


Thanks for pointing this out to us, Captain.
 
2013-02-12 12:54:56 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Never tried to give up alcohol, why would I!


ok, sure. But the best advice I'd give a person like you is to have a serious detox month. (yes I said month)

Take your 4 weeks semester and do something positive with it. Eat entirely vegan for the whole month. (EIP for recipes to help you through that, btw) Don't add sugar or salt to anything you eat. No alcohol, or any other substitute (can also make suggestions on this). Whenever you feel restless, go for a long walk. (and other things that are better for you) drinking fruit juice+sodawater instead of 'pop'. (also have fine things to say on this topic)

Y'know... I've been at this game for nearly 20 years (getting addicted, then kicking that addiction), that I'm sure I could coach you through your cocacola 'addiction' within 6 weeks. (three lots of two, with two two-day 'weekends' in the mix.)

Hey, if my method doesn't work for you, I'll refund more than double your money back.

/EIP
//serious
 
2013-02-12 12:56:06 PM
a 12-oz can of coke has about 120 calories.
there are 3500 calories in a pound of fat.

i'm glad they just had a picture of what coke might look like
i suspect they did us all a favour
 
2013-02-12 12:56:15 PM
80 comments an no slurm or Fry references yet...
Leaving disappointed
 
2013-02-12 12:56:40 PM

germ78: One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so



How do I do that and not sound as gay?

Just kidding. If it's crazy and it works, it isn't crazy.
 
2013-02-12 12:57:53 PM

lilbjorn: Drinking 10 liters of Coke every day substantially reduces the likelihood of age-related diseases

... by reducing the likelihood of old age.


good job
 
2013-02-12 01:01:25 PM

BMFPitt: Getting shot in the head significantly reduces the chance that you'll eventually get Alzheimer's.


yeas. not posting on FARK.COM singinfully inchances that you'll get over that that's the joke dot jay peg.
 
2013-02-12 01:04:47 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: germ78: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.

One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so

Dude, you know the fruit juice is loaded with sugar, too, right? Also, aspartame is perfectly safe for human consumption.


I occasionally do the same, but instead of using processed fruit juice I used fresh squeezed citrus, usually lime or grapefruit.  I do add plenty of sugar, though probably less than what you'd get in soda.
 
2013-02-12 01:05:15 PM

Pathman: Reading the article that's exactly what i was thinking: "Coke is being ridicuouls here." But then it occurred to me that someone who drinks 10 liters of soda a day probably isn't making the best lifestyle choices in the rest of her diet and exercise routine either.


i also feel like there is such an obvious cause and effect from this situation that even the densest of people should piece together long before it got to the point of death. When i see something where someone gets lung cancer because they were unknowingly exposed to asbestos for years, i feel they often would have a legit complaint (even if you are well aware of the danger of asbestos, you may well not know you're being exposed.)

But when your freaking teeth are rotting out of your skull, when your children are born with rotten teeth, when you're having weight and heart issues when relatively young and you're purposefully drinking a massive amount of a product renowned for tooth rotting, caffeine and sugar content you have to sort of look around at some point and think "now hold on here just a minute, something doesn't add up here!" If you can't put 2 and 2 together at that point (and it sounds like she also had plenty of medical advice) then you kind of get what you deserve.
 
2013-02-12 01:05:30 PM
My incidence of cavities went away when I switched from regular to diet sodas. Given that I push about 2 liters a day through the old gastrointestinal system (up to 4 in summer time) it's also why I lost 8 pounds within a couple weeks of switching.

For the most part, I can't tell a big difference, and I have the calories and stuff available to the diet when I find (non-diet) Mr. Pibb or Cheerwine somewhere (neither is sold pre-packaged retail locally.)

Somehow, my pallete's just adjusted. Hell, the other day I accidentally put sugar in my coffee at a restaurant and realized too late when the coffee just did not taste right.

Caffeine is my jones... gave up tobacco years ago, never really did other drugs... you ain't getting my caffeine...
 
2013-02-12 01:05:34 PM
10 liter equals 338.14 ounces
12 ozs per coke
so that's 28 cokes a day.

This is 7 cokes worth of sugar.
img820.imageshack.us

so she was putting 4 carafes of sugar into her bloodstream each and every day.
 
2013-02-12 01:09:02 PM

headakl: 80 comments an no slurm or Fry references yet...
Leaving disappointed


OOOOHH! sorr-ahy-hay!!

It's been Fark standard practice for (since i've been here), that if you come to a thread expecting a specific reference, yet find the tread conspicuously lacking in in said reference, it is your card-carying Farker DUTY to supply that reference, and it's appropriate picture/video/linkage, lest you sound like a total noob. (or nob, depending)

*clicks profile* Yup, shame on you, gramps. Shame.
 
2013-02-12 01:09:47 PM

uttertosh: /EIP
//serious


Thank you. Really and truly thank you. But I'm good. For the first time in my life I'm really make a go of this living healthy thing. I've hired some people to help me get things dialed in and I havent felt this good in years.

Oh and btw I got that sugar picture from muffin-topless.

You're welcome
 
2013-02-12 01:10:26 PM
I sent this article to a friend who drinks Pepsi all day. Her teeth are rotting out of her head and she refuses to listen to a dentist. When one lectures her about it, she finds another.

I finally kicked my daily diet soda habit (a liter or two every day for at least five years) about two months ago. I've lost weight, my acne cleared up, I sleep better, and figured I'm saving about seventy dollars a month.
 
2013-02-12 01:10:34 PM

Maul555: rattchett: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

You mean from the toilet?

[www.brawndo.com image 850x126]


hey that's my favorite drink! i like to chug it while watching ow my balls :D
 
2013-02-12 01:12:06 PM
Every day, I have a can of diet coke for breakfast, a fountain drink diet coke with a couple refills with lunch, a can of diet coke as mid-afternoon snack, and when I get home, I'll have three to four diet coke and whiskeys before bed. I've even got a can open right now.

What is it with people losing their teeth from drinking soda? I never understood that. Mine are pearly white and I've been consuming diet coke like this since I was in middle school. Zero cavities.
 
2013-02-12 01:15:08 PM

tlchwi02: Pathman: Reading the article that's exactly what i was thinking: "Coke is being ridicuouls here." But then it occurred to me that someone who drinks 10 liters of soda a day probably isn't making the best lifestyle choices in the rest of her diet and exercise routine either.

i also feel like there is such an obvious cause and effect from this situation that even the densest of people should piece together long before it got to the point of death. When i see something where someone gets lung cancer because they were unknowingly exposed to asbestos for years, i feel they often would have a legit complaint (even if you are well aware of the danger of asbestos, you may well not know you're being exposed.)

But when your freaking teeth are rotting out of your skull, when your children are born with rotten teeth, when you're having weight and heart issues when relatively young and you're purposefully drinking a massive amount of a product renowned for tooth rotting, caffeine and sugar content you have to sort of look around at some point and think "now hold on here just a minute, something doesn't add up here!" If you can't put 2 and 2 together at that point (and it sounds like she also had plenty of medical advice) then you kind of get what you deserve.


absolutely.
agree on all counts.

this is a sad story - she obviously had other issues
 
2013-02-12 01:20:19 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,

How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!


kids are born with teeth they just aren't visible
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2013-02-12 01:24:38 PM

Kanemano: kids are born with teeth they just aren't visible


Thanks for the nightmare fuel......
 
2013-02-12 01:32:18 PM

ModernPrimitive01: As someone who grew up in the rural South, I can tell you the dangers of drinking soda all the time. My parents still drink it nonstop, and would give it to me in large amounts as a child. I could go get as much as I wanted out of the fridge. When I was around 10 I developed a severe kidney infection from all the coke I drank. Some of the worst pain of my life. So yeah, drink it in moderation and don't give it to your kids.

/stop drinking it completely a few years ago after discovering I had a kidney stone
//I miss sweet tea more than coke


My husband grew up in rural Ontario (Canada) and same thing - when I met him he was drinking a 12-pack every 2 days.  He has the metabolism of a hummingbird so he didn't get fat but between age 26 and 33 he had 8 kidney stones.  Quit the coke habit when I was pregnant and hasn't had one since (almost 4 years).
 
2013-02-12 01:33:45 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Thank you. Really and truly thank you. But I'm good.


Cool, brother. Cool. :-D

The journey is hard as hell, but without a fight, what fun is life anyway? ;-) I never pray, but my positive thinking will, from now on, have a hypnopottamousse surreptitiously  embedded in it's meditation.

All the best with your coke addiction.

And drop me a line anyway. I have a few people I meet with here in Scandinavia that sound decent like you. (sorry for my crap language)
 
2013-02-12 01:36:27 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Thanks for the nightmare fuel......


ditto
 
2013-02-12 01:36:29 PM

DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"


And the only way you could waste your education more is to be a dentist in England.

/Southerner
 
2013-02-12 01:36:30 PM
When I was young, I was given nothing but Mountain Dew and Coke to drink.

In high school I switched to exclusively water, and lost about 40 pounds all at once and suddenly felt like I was invincible.

Even now, when I have the odd glass of coke as a treat, I hear Wilfred Brimley saying 'DIABEETUS" in my head. Ugh.
 
2013-02-12 01:36:48 PM
Coder
 
2013-02-12 01:42:12 PM
explorepahistory.com

Yummy... but I'm not sure how best to cut it, OJ? Cranberry Juice? Rainwater?
 
2013-02-12 01:52:36 PM
Oh, and sometimes you're just surprised what you can do when you decide that enough is enough.

Before Thanksgiving: ~2L soda/day (Dr. Pepper was my drug, as referenced in profile), x lbs.

Since Thanksgiving: 10 oz soda (diet) total since, x-38 lbs.

Also actually paying attention to what/how much I'm taking in and doing some exercise has helped there.  When I need caffeine, I drink a cup of (black) coffee, or down a 5-hour energy (only on long drives).
 
2013-02-12 01:52:47 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 10 liter equals 338.14 ounces
12 ozs per coke
so that's 28 cokes a day.

This is 7 cokes worth of sugar.
[img820.imageshack.us image 358x480]

so she was putting 4 carafes of sugar into her bloodstream each and every day.


A teaspoon of sugar is about 4 grams, so that carafe is about 280g, so she was putting down 1.12 kg of sugar a day. That comes out to 4500 calories a day, 2 days of caloric intake per day and that's just sugar, nothing else.

/Surprised she didn't kick the can sooner.
 
2013-02-12 02:03:30 PM

rattchett: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

You mean from the toilet?


I laughed out loud, something I rarely do reading comments.  +1 to you, sir.
 
2013-02-12 02:07:25 PM

screwzloos: What is it with people losing their teeth from drinking soda? I never understood that. Mine are pearly white and I've been consuming diet coke like this since I was in middle school. Zero cavities.


Well, the "diet" may go some way to explaining that. Since switching to diet over a decade ago I haven't had any tooth problems.

Don't know why people make such a fuss about aspartame. We *know* sugar is bad.
 
2013-02-12 02:07:46 PM

DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"


Or i could just like... brush my teeth.
 
2013-02-12 02:13:50 PM

stonicus: DubyaHater: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

I tell these people all the time to drink more water.  The response is always, "I don't like the taste of water".  It's a losing battle.  The excuse is that they have "soft teeth" and cavities are inevitable.

Water IS boring.  But boring is better than tooth ache pain.  Tooth ache pain is the worst.  I'll choose water over pain every time.  And it's amazing, one glass of water and I'm not even thirsty anymore.  Soda actually makes me more thirsty.


soda (maybe the caffiene component, im not sure) is a diuretic.  basically it makes you have to pee.
 
2013-02-12 02:18:16 PM

Nutsac_Jim: 2.5 gallons


I have to pee now

pause

I have to pee again
 
2013-02-12 02:21:34 PM

Skraeling: DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"

Or i could just like... brush my teeth.


lol. Good luck. Sometimes I can't even give away free toothbrushes. You see, some people don't have enough time in the morning or at night to brush their teeth. I've heard every excuse.
 
2013-02-12 02:24:14 PM

DubyaHater: Skraeling: DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"

Or i could just like... brush my teeth.

lol. Good luck. Sometimes I can't even give away free toothbrushes. You see, some people don't have enough time in the morning or at night to brush their teeth. I've heard every excuse.


you only take care of the teeth that you want to keep
 
2013-02-12 02:44:26 PM

DubyaHater: Skraeling: DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"

Or i could just like... brush my teeth.

lol. Good luck. Sometimes I can't even give away free toothbrushes. You see, some people don't have enough time in the morning or at night to brush their teeth. I've heard every excuse.


I love the shiat out of my sonicare.
Also just how far south are you? I'm due for a cleaning + I have insurance.
 
2013-02-12 02:51:36 PM

germ78: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.

One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so



I did the same thing except via sodastream.  Went from adding the full amount of syrup and weaned down to where it was just carbonated water.  A few years ago switched to just water, but I still drink a ton.  (7-8 liters a day)
 
2013-02-12 03:14:52 PM
This thread make my kidneys hurt.
 
2013-02-12 03:23:44 PM
If you want the caffeine fix, iced green tea with no sweetener is a good option. If you don't like the taste of straight up green tea, throw a handful of mint leaves in when you're steeping it. It's refreshing and all it does its stain your teeth, not destroy them (and the stain its what whitening toothpaste is for).
 
2013-02-12 03:28:49 PM

Wendy's Chili: and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth

Whoa! Way to bury the lead.

How does that even happen?


This happened to my husband. His mother didn't get nearly enough calcium during pregnancy. He ended up getting most of his baby teeth pulled. fortunately, she loaded him up on calcium from babyhood, and his permanent teeth are fine.

tlchwi02: stonicus: Water IS boring. But boring is better than tooth ache pain. Tooth ache pain is the worst. I'll choose water over pain every time. And it's amazing, one glass of water and I'm not even thirsty anymore. Soda actually makes me more thirsty.

perhaps oddly i prefer water to soda because water is refreshing. i feel clear headed and comfortable when i drink a big class of cold water. when i drink a soda i feel sleepy and gross. I do enjoy a good cup of black coffee in the morning and lemon tea in the afternoon (especially in winter when it has the bonus of warming me up)


Yeah, this is me too. We only have water, milk, coffee, and tea in the house to drink usually. Funny thing - my kids were raised this way. Now they don't even want other stuff. I have some soda and juice left over from my Christmas party and it's just sitting there. None of us want it, even though I didn't tell the kids not to drink it. It's too sweet for them, since they never developed a taste for it.
 
2013-02-12 03:29:58 PM
She's consuming 10-20x of what many people would consider a rational daily intake. Consume 10x-20x of the rational daily intake of ANYTHING and you will suffer ill effects.
 
2013-02-12 03:38:03 PM
I am sure that an individual could kill themselves with just about anything in ridiculous excess.

You can kill yourself by drinking too much carrot juice (vitamin A toxicity).
You can kill yourself by eating too many avocados (blood pressure spiking).
You can even kill yourself by drinking too much danged water (water intoxication).

No one can stop Darwinism...although I wish they stopped this one before she bred so much. Getting addicted to something as stupid as soda is downright shameful.
 
2013-02-12 03:53:19 PM
I get too jittery after a couple cups and have to switch to straight bourbon.
 
2013-02-12 04:01:59 PM
If only someone from China had played a joke on her, she might still be alive.
 
2013-02-12 04:26:13 PM

uttertosh: God--: Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...

CHALLENGE ACCE.. no, no wait... No. whaaaa? [citation required] I can't believe for a moment that the barbed hooks wouldn't cause permenant NTDT* at best, and horrifyingly fatal colon cancer at worst.

/*nas tee digestive tract


Good friend of mine is a toxicologist. She's written most of the federal and state (PA) protocols for dealing with asbestos, lead, and mercury. Your stomach acid breaks them down or they pass (hence the runs)...
 
2013-02-12 04:34:16 PM
Is this like the guy who died eating nothing but blueberries?

Now we need a warning on blueberries, saying if you eat too many or don't control yourself, you'll die.  The sugar in them can be addictive (or so I'm told).

This woman was "way over" the recommended this-and-that.  It's a family tragedy.  End of story.
 
2013-02-12 05:07:40 PM
So some down under version of white trash (assuming) with a caffeine addiction drank a boatload of coke every day and its cokes fault she died?

If it were cake or bacon or bacon flavored cake, this wouldn't be an article.
 
2013-02-12 05:11:18 PM

cfreak: Age 30 with EIGHT kids!?

I didn't know they had rednecks in NZ


Invercargill is regarded by many Kiwis as something akin to Florida. A "suthun mane" (southern man) is a guy in a wife-beater and galoshes drinking a Speights, possibly whilst driving a ute (small "utility" truck or car with a pickup bed). The Kiwi accent becomes unintelligible once you cross an invisible line somewhere around Dunedin.

There are some nice, intelligent, very generous folks down there but yeah, when you're at the ass-end of the earth, one might be more inclined to crank out 8 kids and drink 10 litres of coke a day.
 
2013-02-12 05:15:44 PM

God--: uttertosh: God--: Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...

CHALLENGE ACCE.. no, no wait... No. whaaaa? [citation required] I can't believe for a moment that the barbed hooks wouldn't cause permenant NTDT* at best, and horrifyingly fatal colon cancer at worst.

/*nas tee digestive tract

Good friend of mine is a toxicologist. She's written most of the federal and state (PA) protocols for dealing with asbestos, lead, and mercury. Your stomach acid breaks them down or they pass (hence the runs)...


As an asbestos industrial analyst, I can confirm that you can drink most forms of asbestos with no harmful effects.  Some types are more pointy than others and may work there way through the various lining to get into the system, but for the most part, they will pass harmlessly through.  The most common form of asbestos is not needle or shard like and will not do this.  If you are around contaminated food or water, you have other, far more serious concerns.
 
2013-02-12 06:11:22 PM
I can't imagine drinking 10 liters of anything. I drink a lot (generally drink ~3L water and another ~1L of coke per day), and this woman drank 2 1/2 X what I do!

I'd give up the coke but have nothing to replace it with. I need my caffeine, but as a bitter taster can't even think about coffee or tea. I can't drink milk and fruit juice has just as much, or more, sugar. Diet soda in general taste like ass and aspartame gives everyone in my family headaches. Any suggestions?
 
2013-02-12 06:22:27 PM

germ78: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.

One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so


I drink a can of club soda a day at work. I used to drink Coke, then switched to mineral water, but club soda is cheaper and comes in a standard can that fits in a lunch box.
 
2013-02-12 06:54:35 PM

Snaptastic: I am sure that an individual could kill themselves with just about anything in ridiculous excess.

You can kill yourself by drinking too much carrot juice (vitamin A toxicity).
You can kill yourself by eating too many avocados (blood pressure spiking).
You can even kill yourself by drinking too much danged water (water intoxication).

No one can stop Darwinism...although I wish they stopped this one before she bred so much. Getting addicted to something as stupid as soda is downright shameful.


Actually, that's not true about the carrots. The vitamin A is in the form of beta-carotene, so the worst that happens is carotenosis.

Regardless, this whole story reminds me of this "silly ol' advisory":

Kidney damage, nausea, digital numbness, anxiety, loss of visual acuity, dizziness, occasional nosebleeds, joint inflammation, tooth decay, sore throat, bronchitis, organ rupture and halitosis

Of course, you have to drink a whole helluva lot to have problems on this scale.
 
2013-02-12 08:58:56 PM

ruta: cfreak: Age 30 with EIGHT kids!?

I didn't know they had rednecks in NZ

Invercargill is regarded by many Kiwis as something akin to Florida. A "suthun mane" (southern man) is a guy in a wife-beater and galoshes drinking a Speights, possibly whilst driving a ute (small "utility" truck or car with a pickup bed). The Kiwi accent becomes unintelligible once you cross an invisible line somewhere around Dunedin.

There are some nice, intelligent, very generous folks down there but yeah, when you're at the ass-end of the earth, one might be more inclined to crank out 8 kids and drink 10 litres of coke a day.


To be fair, the blood of Numenor has diminished over the years.
 
2013-02-12 09:45:48 PM
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Also...

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2013-02-13 12:49:38 AM
You'll also have to pee 42 times a day.
 
2013-02-13 12:52:02 AM

geekbikerskum: They're called "bogans" in Australia and NZ. Pronounced like "toboggan".


No.  It's a long o, not a a short o.

BOH-gin.

I've not met a person who doesn't think this woman is a complete and utter moron.  Really, do you need a warning label telling you "this is caffeine and sugar, the health effects of which are well known; it would be a really bad idea to drink this in massive quantities".

If her estate tried to sue they're unlikely to find a sympathetic jury.

/Even in bloody Invercargill
//I wish Amatel-Coke would just come out and say they think the woman was too stupid to live
 
2013-02-13 01:51:21 AM

if_i_really_have_to: No.  It's a long o, not a a short o.

BOH-gin.


Thank you for the correction.  Obviously, I'm a Yank, and I've only ever seen it in print.  I forget where I read that pronunciation.

There are very few things normally eaten as foodstuffs by most people around the world that will seriously hurt you, when consumed in moderation.  (Assuming you're generally in good health and don't have some sort of allergy or metabolic disorder.)  Drinking 10l of Coke a day is just pathological.  I doubt I drink that much *fluid* of all sorts in a day--coffee, water, Diet Coke, whatever.

I can't say she wouldn't find a sympathetic jury in the USA, sad to say, depending on where such a plaintiff were to choose to file.

/Hey, Burt "World's Fastest Indian" Munro was from Invercargill.
 
2013-02-13 02:38:17 AM
I don't think she died from the Coca Cola.  I think she died because she had bad teeth
 
2013-02-13 05:32:31 AM
"Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris' death"

Why is Coca-Cola even bothering to do that?  If she had been drinking reasonable amounts of Coke at the time of her death, sure, but even the coroner "...said that Coca-Cola could not be held responsible for the health of consumers who drank excessive quantities of its product."
 
2013-02-13 10:10:35 AM

illannoyin: Also...




You're an evil evil bastard.


And I think I love you for it
 
2013-02-13 02:00:26 PM

NotARocketScientist: I can't imagine drinking 10 liters of anything. I drink a lot (generally drink ~3L water and another ~1L of coke per day), and this woman drank 2 1/2 X what I do!

I'd give up the coke but have nothing to replace it with. I need my caffeine, but as a bitter taster can't even think about coffee or tea. I can't drink milk and fruit juice has just as much, or more, sugar. Diet soda in general taste like ass and aspartame gives everyone in my family headaches. Any suggestions?


Just stop. Seriously.  This litany of first-world problems is insane.
 
2013-02-14 06:36:20 AM

God--: Good friend of mine is a toxicologist. She's written most of the federal and state (PA) protocols for dealing with asbestos, lead, and mercury. Your stomach acid breaks them down or they pass (hence the runs)..


cool, so without, say, a mouth/stomach ulcer to allow it direct access to the bloodstream, I'ma be fine? That's going against my gut instinct. (sorry for the pun, but, hey...)

if_i_really_have_to: I wish Amatel-Coke would just come out and say they think the woman was too stupid to live


Freedom of speech in a litigious society is a double edged the 9 bladed sword of the apocalypse.
 
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