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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 36
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2013-03-19 01:14:31 PM  
7 votes:
200 times more is not equal to 200% more.

Subby must work for Verizon.
2013-03-19 01:36:21 PM  
6 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
Not impressed.
2013-03-19 01:52:44 PM  
3 votes:
HOW CAN I GET THIS ADMINISTERED RECTALLY?
2013-03-19 01:44:39 PM  
3 votes:

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


Mayor Bloomberg?
2013-03-19 01:42:30 PM  
3 votes:
Makes my colon quiver just considering
2013-03-19 01:35:42 PM  
3 votes:
This week on a very special episode of Saved By The Bell
2013-03-19 06:17:26 PM  
2 votes:

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


shove it up your ass
2013-03-19 02:02:42 PM  
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-19 01:57:28 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:56:25 PM  
2 votes:

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


You're welcome.
2013-03-19 01:53:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:14:51 PM  
2 votes:
Apparently subby has been living by the mantra of "I was told there would be no math" since 3rd grade.
2013-03-19 12:57:37 PM  
2 votes:
Double the caffeine, 200 times the caffeine, it's all the same
2013-03-20 12:05:23 AM  
1 votes:
One of our local radio station DJs must have gotten this story from Fark because he thought it had 200 times the caffeine too.
2013-03-19 04:49:55 PM  
1 votes:

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


Apply directly to your forehead
2013-03-19 03:16:11 PM  
1 votes:

Whiskey Dickens: MyKingdomForYourHorse: 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?

Close, it's Braski!


upload.wikimedia.org
2013-03-19 03:03:41 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds to me like Subby was having a little fun with us.  Niiiiice.  I see what you did there.  +1 intarnets for you, Subby.
2013-03-19 02:43:52 PM  
1 votes:

ERNesbitt: karmaceutical: 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?

Most of the caffeine in tea is released in the first 30-45 seconds of brewing, so you can "decaf" tea by brewing for 30-45 seconds, pouring it out, and putting in fresh water. Caffeine being a volatile compound, I'd imagine similar to be true of coffee. My Google-fu in the two minutes I tried searching is not producing links to actual studies. But, I'll keep looking.


Coffee grounds tend to have a larger characteristic thickness than tea leaves, so the diffusion is probably a bit slower.  How much slower, I don't know.  I do know that when I find the office coffee pot empty and I don't want to wait for the entire pot to brew, putting my coffee mug under the basket for the first cup and then switching it for the pot produces a single cup of surprisingly tasty coffee with caffeine levels in the "high yield tactical" to "strategic" range.  It's pretty awesome.
2013-03-19 02:33:42 PM  
1 votes:
I want this technology applied to my whiskey.  2000 proof.  It'll take hair off a wooden leg at 5,000 yards
2013-03-19 02:16:14 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x377]
Not impressed.


When it hits 100 followed by the ding and heavenly choral sound is my favorite part of that episode.

Also...

200% is like twice as much right?

25.media.tumblr.com

/Lived on those and Snickers bars for a short time in the 80's
//Still a bit shaky
2013-03-19 02:07:04 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-03-19 02:03:02 PM  
1 votes:

SteelCityKid: COME AT ME BROS.
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do you even mix?
2013-03-19 02:00:49 PM  
1 votes:

Parallax: 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.



Is this him?

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2013-03-19 01:56:58 PM  
1 votes:
Good to know that my 3rd grader is smarter than a Fark subby.
2013-03-19 01:54:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:51:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:48:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:43:03 PM  
1 votes:
What is the LD50 for caffeine anyway?
2013-03-19 01:41:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:41:28 PM  
1 votes:
I drank 24 oz of soda once. I was up for three days.
2013-03-19 01:40:51 PM  
1 votes:
Just hook it to my veins!
2013-03-19 01:16:09 PM  
1 votes:
And the shuttle is coming in HOW many times faster than the speed of light, submitter?
2013-03-19 01:15:57 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:03:45 PM  
1 votes:
I want!  My favorite coffee shop near me closed and I've been DYING for a replacement...
2013-03-19 01:01:52 PM  
1 votes:
Subby should switch to decaf
2013-03-19 12:53:32 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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