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How much will kill you?

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Tom, May 23, 2008.

  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    How much of your favorite energy drink, soda, or caffeinated food would it take to kill you? Take this quick test and find out:

    http://www.energyfiend.com/death-by-caffeine/

    Caffeine amounts of tea, coffee, soft drinks, and energy drinks?
    Go see the caffeine database. You can also add up your daily caffeine intake with the handy on-screen calculator.
    Questions?
    See this.
    Obsessed with caffeinated things?
    Check out the energy fiend blog.
    Disclaimer
    This tool is intended as humor - and is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing on here should be construed as medical advice or information. Don’t try this at home. If you actually try this and end up dying after only 140 energy drinks instead of 143, it’s not our fault.
    All brand names are property of their registered trademark and copyright owners. Some drinks have the potential to be very, very dangerous before lethal levels: don’t be stupid.



    Check me out:



    I don't drink Diet Coke but there are many beverages to choose from. Just type in your current weight and pick a beverage.
     
  2. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    I have a filter coffee machine and know 4-6 small cups, 2-3 normal mugs, can cause heart palpatations so rather think that much could kill a slightly less than healthy adult male!. I know I'm in discomfort then!

    From the dance scene, we know drinking a gallon of water in an hour has been known frequently to kill people.
     
  3. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Everyone should watch their intake of stimulants, sugar and sodium.
     
  4. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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  5. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    These days I drink mostly iced tea so it looks like I'm good... will take nearly 500 bottles before I'm in trouble.

    Do you guys have something called "Four Loko" in your area? Some kind of alcoholic drink with caffeine added to it. It's been making the news around here after a college kid died after going on a binge of it.
     
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    ... is it a bad thing that after checking out that site I am now intrigued by Stay Alert gum supposedly used by the US Army?

    http://www.stayalertgum.com/
     
  7. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    US forces are using Modafinal. Is that in the gum you're talking about?

    edit: oh, caffeine gum! That doesn't make sense to me. Caffeine has never worked to do anything more than get me through a few extra hours when I absolutely don't need to fall asleep. I can even sleep on it nowadays. The side effects for me, are being unable to think properly, trembling, short tempered. Not good things when working as part of a cohesive team with a firearm in my hands :)
     
  8. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    I thought if a person drank a case of Jolt Cola they would die, but 62+, yikes! I think your teeth would dissolve first....eek
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Oooohh.... Jolt! Not easily found in this area anymore. I can order it from ThinkGeek.com faster than I could name a local store that carries it.
     
  10. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    LOL, I used to suk those down by the 12 pack!
     
  11. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Interesting site............just went there and ran the numbers a bit and found, for instance:

    The weirdest one to me, though, was............
    I kept looking at that one and thinking, "I coulda' stretched that out that by taking more of the radium ones than either the uranium/plutonium varieties........"
     

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