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(Metro)   Would you drink a cup of coffee that had 200% more caffeine than your normal cuppa? If so, here's your "Death Wish" just in case you want to overdose   (metro.co.uk) divider line 139
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2013-03-19 12:53:32 PM
200 times? 200 percent? 200%, that's the amount of the Federal Budget that goes to PBS, right?

Listen to your doctor:

www.cvs.com


Step 1: Take a Caffeine tab if you want some caffeine. You'll get a consistent, known quantity that doesn't change depending on how fine the beans were ground or how hot the water is today.

Step 2: go down the street and get a tastey cup of coffee from your neighborhood indie coffee bar. Not that one, the one around the corner that doesn't suck.
 
2013-03-19 12:57:37 PM
Double the caffeine, 200 times the caffeine, it's all the same
 
2013-03-19 01:01:52 PM
Subby should switch to decaf
 
2013-03-19 01:03:45 PM
I want!  My favorite coffee shop near me closed and I've been DYING for a replacement...
 
2013-03-19 01:14:31 PM
200 times more is not equal to 200% more.

Subby must work for Verizon.
 
2013-03-19 01:14:51 PM
Apparently subby has been living by the mantra of "I was told there would be no math" since 3rd grade.
 
2013-03-19 01:15:57 PM
Although, making coffee that is only "Triple Strength" but using "200%" to trick people bad at math sounds like a good marketing ploy.
 
2013-03-19 01:16:09 PM
And the shuttle is coming in HOW many times faster than the speed of light, submitter?
 
2013-03-19 01:19:57 PM
And I am pretty sure 200 TIMES the amount of caffeine of a coffee at once WOULD actually be a death wish.   Wasn't there a story of some guy who OD'ed on caffeine powder and died recently?
 
2013-03-19 01:22:49 PM

dletter: And I am pretty sure 200 TIMES the amount of caffeine of a coffee at once WOULD actually be a death wish.   Wasn't there a story of some guy who OD'ed on caffeine powder and died recently?


Yeah, if you drank the same amount of coffee with 200 times more caffeine, you probably would die of a caffeine OD.

But 200% more caffeine...meh.  That's just getting into the caffeine level of most energy drinks.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-19 01:24:32 PM
In college I drank Jolt Cola, "all the sugar and twice the caffeine." I doubt it did me much good relative to normal soda.
 
2013-03-19 01:30:24 PM
Subby fails at percentages.
 
2013-03-19 01:35:42 PM
This week on a very special episode of Saved By The Bell
 
2013-03-19 01:36:21 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
Not impressed.
 
2013-03-19 01:36:30 PM
Subby should switch to Remedial Math
 
2013-03-19 01:36:49 PM
The word "cuppa" makes me want to punch noses.
 
2013-03-19 01:38:12 PM
In answer to the question though - yes.  I would lap at it once, as that's about the caffeine equivalent of my current dose.
 
2013-03-19 01:38:18 PM
200% more = 3 times as much = still much less than an espresso if brewed as a normal pot.
 
2013-03-19 01:38:37 PM
COME AT ME BROS.
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2013-03-19 01:39:02 PM
Bad math aside, the marketing is stupid.

Scenario A:
#1  I think I'll have a cup of regular coffee.
#2  I think I'll join ya!

Scenario B:
#1  I think I'll have two cups of regular coffee.
#2  Are you effing crazy?!?!
 
2013-03-19 01:40:22 PM
Wait, what? Two hundred times the caffeine? That's 200 cups of coffee at once. That is death in a cup.

200% of the caffeine? That's like adding a shot of espresso. At most you'll get a little jittery if you're not used to it.

Little difference there, I'd say.
 
2013-03-19 01:40:51 PM
Just hook it to my veins!
 
2013-03-19 01:41:28 PM
I drank 24 oz of soda once. I was up for three days.
 
2013-03-19 01:41:40 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Bad math aside, the marketing is stupid.

Scenario A:
#1  I think I'll have a cup of regular coffee.
#2  I think I'll join ya!

Scenario B:
#1  I think I'll have two three cups of regular coffee.
#2  Are you effing crazy?!?!


FTFY
 
2013-03-19 01:42:30 PM
Makes my colon quiver just considering
 
2013-03-19 01:43:03 PM
What is the LD50 for caffeine anyway?
 
2013-03-19 01:44:39 PM

farkingismybusiness: I drank 24 oz of soda once. I was up for three days.


Mayor Bloomberg?
 
2013-03-19 01:45:24 PM
Considering the size of a 'large' coffee at a run of the mill drive thru coffee shop this isn't even a new thing they just reduced the water content, somewhat similar to espresso.
 
2013-03-19 01:45:31 PM
Math is hard!
 
2013-03-19 01:46:34 PM

lostcat: The word "cuppa" makes me want to punch noses.

 
2013-03-19 01:47:41 PM

Treygreen13: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Bad math aside, the marketing is stupid.

Scenario A:
#1  I think I'll have a cup of regular coffee.
#2  I think I'll join ya!

Scenario B:
#1  I think I'll have two three cups of regular coffee.
#2  Are you effing crazy?!?!

FTFY


Convert a percent to a decimal by dividing by 100.

(200% / 100 = 2)

The amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee multiplied by 2 is the amount of caffeine in two cups of coffee.
 
2013-03-19 01:48:47 PM

karmaceutical: What is the LD50 for caffeine anyway?


From Wikipedia:

Extreme overdose can result in death.[69][70] The 50) given orally, is 192 milligrams per kilogram in rats. The LD50 of caffeine in humans is dependent on individual sensitivity, but is estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass or roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee for an average adult.[4]
 
2013-03-19 01:49:05 PM
If you want caffeine, stay away from dark roasted coffee beans.


Roasting vaporizes caffeine out of the beans, which is why lighter roasted beans like breakfast blends will have more kick, but a lighter flavor.

Rule of thumb:  The darker the bean, the less the caffeine.
 
2013-03-19 01:49:57 PM
Actually, most energy drinks have less caffeine in them than a small Starbucks coffee.

jake_lex: dletter: And I am pretty sure 200 TIMES the amount of caffeine of a coffee at once WOULD actually be a death wish.   Wasn't there a story of some guy who OD'ed on caffeine powder and died recently?

Yeah, if you drank the same amount of coffee with 200 times more caffeine, you probably would die of a caffeine OD.

But 200% more caffeine...meh.  That's just getting into the caffeine level of most energy drinks.

 
2013-03-19 01:50:40 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Treygreen13: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Bad math aside, the marketing is stupid.

Scenario A:
#1  I think I'll have a cup of regular coffee.
#2  I think I'll join ya!

Scenario B:
#1  I think I'll have two three cups of regular coffee.
#2  Are you effing crazy?!?!

FTFY

Convert a percent to a decimal by dividing by 100.

(200% / 100 = 2)

The amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee multiplied by 2 is the amount of caffeine in two cups of coffee.


If something has '200% more' caffeine it has 300% of the original amount.
 
2013-03-19 01:51:07 PM
I take caffeine pills with my coffee sometimes if I want to wake up without having to consume the amount of coffee required to reach wakefulness.
 
2013-03-19 01:51:08 PM

Alphakronik: If you want caffeine, stay away from dark roasted coffee beans.


Roasting vaporizes caffeine out of the beans, which is why lighter roasted beans like breakfast blends will have more kick, but a lighter flavor.

Rule of thumb:  The darker the bean, the less the caffeine.


Has more to do with the steep time doesn't it?
 
2013-03-19 01:51:28 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Treygreen13: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Bad math aside, the marketing is stupid.

Scenario A:
#1  I think I'll have a cup of regular coffee.
#2  I think I'll join ya!

Scenario B:
#1  I think I'll have two three cups of regular coffee.
#2  Are you effing crazy?!?!

FTFY

Convert a percent to a decimal by dividing by 100.

(200% / 100 = 2)

The amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee multiplied by 2 is the amount of caffeine in two cups of coffee.


Not sure if serious
 
2013-03-19 01:52:44 PM
HOW CAN I GET THIS ADMINISTERED RECTALLY?
 
2013-03-19 01:53:17 PM
Nothing new. Most of the gas stations around here have a coffeemaker with a double-the-caffeine variety in it.

Tastes nasty.
 
2013-03-19 01:53:40 PM
Pile-on subtard who cain't do no math.  200% caffeine = 200 x caffeine.  100% = 100 times.  My penis is 100% of the average penis size, therefore it is likely to be 100 times bigger than yours.
 
2013-03-19 01:54:14 PM
My friend Keith was a coder in the early '90s.

He once drank three six packs of Jolt over a 36-hour period while banging out a "Schoolhouse Rock" game before deadline.  That's the equivalent of 36 Cokes at a rate of one per hour.

This is the same man who once ate a whole wheel of cheese and a Swiss Colony Beef Log for lunch.  Casually.  As in, it's just what he had in the kitchen to bring with him that day.

Amazingly, he's not dead.  He found a woman to clean him up, make him healthy, and have a couple equally ingenious kids.  I miss that guy.  He won at life.

At his parties he would just serve gigantic bowls of meat.  That's it, just meat.
 
2013-03-19 01:54:30 PM

karmaceutical: What is the LD50 for caffeine anyway?


<a href="http://www.energyfiend.com/death-by-caffeine">this much</a>
 
2013-03-19 01:54:39 PM

lostcat: The word "cuppa" makes me want to punch noses.


Yeah, not sure why, but reading that word pisses me off.
 
2013-03-19 01:56:25 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: HOW CAN I GET THIS ADMINISTERED RECTALLY?


You're welcome.
 
2013-03-19 01:56:33 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Treygreen13: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Bad math aside, the marketing is stupid.

Scenario A:
#1  I think I'll have a cup of regular coffee.
#2  I think I'll join ya!

Scenario B:
#1  I think I'll have two three cups of regular coffee.
#2  Are you effing crazy?!?!

FTFY

Convert a percent to a decimal by dividing by 100.

(200% / 100 = 2)

The amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee multiplied by 2 is the amount of caffeine in two cups of coffee.


If the claim was "200% of your normal dose of caffeine" you'd be right. But it's not. It was "200% more than your normal dose of caffeine". So you start at 100% (one cup) then add another 200% (2 cups), for a total of 3 cups
 
2013-03-19 01:56:58 PM
Good to know that my 3rd grader is smarter than a Fark subby.
 
2013-03-19 01:57:28 PM

Parallax: At his parties he would just serve gigantic bowls of meat. That's it, just meat.


His name wouldn't happen to be Kowalski would it?
 
2013-03-19 01:58:12 PM

FloridaAsshat: My penis is 100% of the average penis size, therefore it is likely to be 100 times bigger than yours.


This may be true no matter how bad subby's math is.
 
2013-03-19 02:00:30 PM
I have a jar of pure, anhydrous caffeine in my kitchen. I use it to make old soda recipes.
It was really sobering to realize there was enough of it to quite literally kill a platoon of Marines.
 
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