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[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times,]I'm not sure that our society would be able to survive without caffeine. How many of us need[/font][/color][i]at least[/i][color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times,] one cup of coffee in the morning before we can function at a level even [/font][/color][i]approaching[/i][color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times,]'human'? However, is the drug a hidden killer, just waiting for us to down that next latte or energy drink to pounce?[/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times,]Just last week, [/font][/color][url="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-probes-deaths-links-monster-energy-drink-003651730--sector.html"]a lawsuit was filed[/url][color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times,] against Monster Beverage Corp that claims their energy drink caused the death of a 14-year old Maryland girl. It seems that she had a preexisting medical condition known as [/font][/color][url="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002439/"]Ehlers-Danlos syndrome[/url][color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times,], which is a group of genetic disorders related to problems with collagen, that cause loose joints, hyper-elastic skin, and

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Anything can kill you in high enough quantities - even water. The reality is that the amount of coffee it would take to kill you is far beyond what is reasonable to consume. A person would have to go out of their way - or have an underlying condition - to be at risk of death.
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No concern here as I don't drink coffee :)
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As someone addicted to coffee, I can scientifically report that zero is the correct answer.
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Not getting my morning coffee is just as lethal. (To other people.)
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My morning must-have is hot sauce (or hot salsa) on my eggs & hash browns and 2 cups of green tea.
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For once I'm with DocM
No coffee at all for me, but I do like my hot sauce in the morning, and for the rest of the day

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Hot sauce in the morning? What the? How do you guys do that? I love spicy food, but I don't think I could eat it first thing in the morning.

As for me, I usually drink 1-2 cups of coffee per day, down from 2-3 cups per day. But, I also have 1 can of soda, and tea at night. Just drink in moderation, and you'll be fine.

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Hot sauce + eggs = win.
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[quote name='Stoffel' timestamp='1351704240' post='595287591']
......I do like my hot sauce in the morning, and for the rest of the day[/quote]

I make my own hot sauces & salsa using habaneros or, for a real kick in the butt, bhut jalokia's :ninja:.

Every meal, every day, and studies show hot peppers are good for your cardiovascular system.
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Not a big coffee drinker :coffee:

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Challenge accepted.
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
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No coffee here but i need a pop or 2 before i start the day(preferably pepsi)

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only one cup if you swallow it wrong.
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hmm, i consume way too much caffeine, get up with a filter coffee, have 4 or 5 cups through the day of fresh filter coffee, and consume fresh self ground coffee beans in the evening at home (3 or 4 mugs), weekends throw in a few cans of energy drinks for gaming giggles.

and how much can kill, id say enough to fill a vessel thats taller than I am no? Drowning by coffee mmmm would be buzzy at least :p

I love caffeine, but i dont worry itll kill me, my smoking will do that first probs :p

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I never smoked - ever - anything. Didn't see the sense of putting rolled up leaves in my mouth & setting fire to them, especially if they contained a chemical we once used as a liquidinsecticide (nicotine.)

Tobacco also contains Polonium-210, a radioisotope that is known to cause lunc cancer when inhaled. The tobacco plant picks it up from the mined phosphate fertilizers used for growing them Phosphate deposits are often found in proximity to uranium & its decay products.

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[quote name='DocM' timestamp='1351703957' post='595287581']
My morning must-have is hot sauce (or hot salsa) on my eggs & hash browns and 2 cups of green tea.
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oooo a breakfast curry ... do love a curry nom ... im hungry DAMN YOUUU also I have trouble sleeping without a decent amount of caffeine O.o

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Find out the lethal dosage for caffeine (mg/kg of body weight, or along those lines), find the amount of caffeine for a given brand of coffee per cup, and do the math.

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[quote name='Spartan Erik' timestamp='1352048979' post='595296223']
Find out the lethal dosage for caffeine (mg/kg of body weight, or along those lines), find the amount of caffeine for a given brand of coffee per cup, and do the math.
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you would most likely die from a heart attack due to the amount of caffeine. it wont be a pleasant death.

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[quote name='xSuRgEx' timestamp='1352049464' post='595296249']
you would most likely die from a heart attack due to the amount of caffeine. it wont be a pleasant death.
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I know, I'm just answering the OP's question haha

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I think we worked this out at work. Was a while ago and the numbers are probably a bit hazy, but you'd need to hit something like [b]eighty [/b]espressos in a half hour period to kill you. Reality of it is that you'd be unable to actually drink that much coffee no matter how hard you tried, and would likely start vomiting long before that amount.

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You can die from drinking too much water, I would imagine you would become sick from water before caffeine if you tried to OD on caffeine with normal cups of coffee

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Good thing I don't drink coffee in the morning.

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Coffee is even worse than the deadly marijuana.

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I drink one of these every morning before work:

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipovitan"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipovitan[/url]

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