Monday, May 24, 2010

Caffeine Calculator Says Drink Up

Posted By on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:09 AM

The average 180-pound man could drink a mere 159 shots of espresso before croaking.
  • The average 180-pound man could drink a mere 159 shots of espresso before croaking.
A friend's father was shaken up by heart palpitations at work. Stress? Heartburn? He went to the emergency room, where the nice doctor asked, "Have you had much coffee today?" After a long pause, during which he counted, the father answered, "Twenty-two cups."

Alrighty then! There's your problem.

About the fifth cup of the morning, as you feel your hair jittering in the follicles, it can be slightly terrifying to ponder whether you're approaching some kind of toxic or neural threshold on coffee consumption.

Don't ponder, find out, with Energy Fiend's Death by Caffeine calculator. Pick your poison, from chocolate milk to Excedrin to Starbucks latte or iced tea. Plug it in, admit your weight, and click the button.

It would take 353 cans of A&W to take me down, or 613 Clif Shots Bloks. Red Bull requires moderation: 127 cans, and, as the site says, I'm history. But Rockstar is the real no-go zone: just 44 of them and I get my own customized toe tag.

Happy Monday. Have some coffee. And remember, folks, always caffeinate responsibly.

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