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Can caffeine kill?

Postby Aadje » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:56 am

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RE: Can caffeine kill?

Postby motoman » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:14 am

Try drinking 42 cups of Coffee Nation decaf and you will kill yourself.
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Postby GreenBean » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:34 pm

I am confused by this statement at the end of the article:

"When coffee does kill, the reported causes are abnormal heart rhythms, seizures and breathing in vomit."

I can understand attributing the first two to coffee but surely death by breathing in vomit would be associated with people trying to drink instant! :? :wink:
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Postby bruceb » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:32 pm

GreenBean wrote:I am confused by this statement at the end of the article:

"When coffee does kill, the reported causes are abnormal heart rhythms, seizures and breathing in vomit."

I can understand attributing the first two to coffee but surely death by breathing in vomit would be associated with people trying to drink instant! :? :wink:


No, that can't be right either. Instant kills you in other, more insidious ways. :shock:
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Postby CakeBoy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:56 pm

I've died a thousand deaths in years gone by drinking coffee in some shops .....
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Postby orrinoconnor » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:18 pm

I should imagine "breathing in vomit" to be more related to overindulgence of alcohol.
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Postby Aadje » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:19 pm

Maybe caffeine and alcohol are the same thing, and the government conspires . . .
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Postby orrinoconnor » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:27 pm

Aadje wrote:Maybe caffeine and alcohol are the same thing, and the government conspires . . .

Government Conspires????????????? Never!
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Postby dr.chris » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:31 pm

One of my favourite ever episodes of futurama was the one in which Fry drinks 100 cups of coffee in one day, so as to reach a form of enlightened state where he moves about a 100 times faster than anyone else
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Postby bruceb » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:05 pm

Generally speaking, serious caffeine intoxication doesn't result from drinking coffee, but rather from drinking energy drinks or taking pills. Vomiting is the body's attempt to rid itself of the poison. In fact, however, vomiting might be the best thing to do after drinking some of the coffee served in the cafés around our part of the woods. :roll:
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Postby bruceb » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:54 pm

dr.chris wrote:One of my favourite ever episodes of futurama was the one in which Fry drinks 100 cups of coffee in one day, so as to reach a form of enlightened state where he moves about a 100 times faster than anyone else


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Postby DrTom » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:01 pm

bruceb wrote:
dr.chris wrote:One of my favourite ever episodes of futurama was the one in which Fry drinks 100 cups of coffee in one day, so as to reach a form of enlightened state where he moves about a 100 times faster than anyone else


Here he is, our man of the millennium:


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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:48 am

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