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78 Responses to Man`s Heart Stops after Red Bull Overdose

  1. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    Link: Man`s Heart Stops after Red Bull Overdose - 8 Red Bulls in a day doesn`t sound like that much.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:15 am
    what... i drank 8 monsters in a day and i only threw up.
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    4x4Master Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:19 am
    How about you idiots learn to read?
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:26 am
    :-D nice one macedonpimp! :-)

    ok, no one deserves to die (lucky for him he didn`t) but come on people! warning labels are there for a reason! It says 2 is max, so at very most drink 3 or 4!!! - NOT 8!!!

    And this is getting ridiculous... You can drink too much water and your stomach can burst, you can have too much sugar and get chronically obese, you can breathe too much oxygen and hyperventillate, you can eat too much salt and die from heart failure... All things are 100% healthy but our bodies are only meant for so much!!!

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    SiriusLives Female 18-29
    428 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Huh, never had a taste for energy drinks.
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    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:32 am
    NOO stop reporting on this. i enjoy my caffiene jumps.

    (88 liters of mountain dew this summer and counting!)

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    thisidrocks Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:50 am
    its funny cos they actually advise pregnant women and children not to drink them. does that tell you anything about the health benefits? i mean really.
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    cnlbell Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:50 am
    It was 8 in 5 hours not a day. Did you even READ the article Snoogans? I would think that would kind of be a prerequisite for suggesting a link to an article. Unless you like looking like a jack@ss. lol
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    ivelrrat Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:56 am
    first that latte coffee lady now this guy hmm what are people thinking
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    stitchedlips Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 3:11 am
    Pffft. Wow, what did he think was going to happen?
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    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2007 at 3:13 am
    "They say don`t have more than this much," Mr Penbross said. But they don`t say if you have too much, what will happen."

    Sounds like a smart man. If it says don`t drink more than 2 a day, they probably say that for a reason....

    "...had told him he previously experienced chest pain at times when his intake of the drinks was high."

    And that doesn`t make you wonder that maybe you drank too much of it?


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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 3:16 am
    There`s a bloody reason for those warning labels! Damn, people`s stupidity amazes me.
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 3:25 am
    ^
    I agree

    And why the hell do people drink them in the first place? They taste like puke, they don`t go down easy, and they never actually give any energy "boosts" or whatever

    Some retarded new energy drink company is trying to get in on the scene, they`re called Hyphy or something, and a van came to my school and started passing `em out for free.. and I watched people drink them, comment on how they tasted like ass, and take another sip

    the world is slowly but surely going under..

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 3:33 am
    *golfclap*

    Right. And the people on this link Link were wondering what the stupid labels are for.

    THIS.

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    SibylSea-Cow Female 13-17
    155 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:33 am
    Even though it`s not red bull, my brother`s friend drank nothing, but Monster and had his stomach pumped. That scared me a bit out of drinking those.
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 4:11 am
    OMFG! Red bull does give you wings! Angel wings :-D
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    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 4:12 am
    8 in 5 hours? Dumbass. Redbulls taste gross, like pennies and citrus orange.
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    LBlues Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 4:33 am
    Marijuana is safer :]
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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 4:42 am
    Stupid Aussie...
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    instagata0 Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 5:08 am
    ha ha. good for him. it wouldnt surprise me if the guy was trying to compete with the bassist from my old band, who would have been at the event. he`s challenged me before to a red bull drinking competition. =P

    i used to live where that happened last year (port macquarie), now i live where he was flown to! (newcastle)

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2007 at 5:57 am
    cnlbell...That was not the comment I submitted with the link, but thanks for asking.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 6:02 am
    Jeez, that ticks me off: Some dumbass does something stupid & nearly dies, but refuses to take responsibility for his own actions. Earth to Dickweed: THE CANS ARE PROPERLY LABELLED. YOU IGNORED THE WARNINGS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Grow a pair, admit that you screwed up, and let us never hear from you again. Asswipe.

    "a van came to my school and started passing `em out for free.. and I watched people drink them, comment on how they tasted like ass, and take another sip"

    Remember, derangedingo, the drinks were FREE. Who`s gonna throw out a free energy drink? (even if it tastes like ass)

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    absolutmofo Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 6:24 am
    I agree with R U Kidding. Some people were hanging out free Mother at my Uni. So of course I took a few. Who wouldn`t? The energy buzz was also fun.
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    littleoracle Female 30-39
    322 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 6:32 am
    I went to a store and saw some of these energy shots behind glass. That`s how bad they`re getting. One container had four or five stimulants in them. This blows away the fact that people who drink 4 cups of coffee were crazy for ingesting that much.

    I wonder when the FDA will walk in to either regulate it or put warnings on them like they do cigarette packs.

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    Factoid Male 18-29
    148 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 6:34 am
    Energy drinks all taste like poo. Adding caffeine into them was a nice way of getting people addicted..
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    Meglet Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 6:59 am
    Ew.. Redbull, this is just an even better reason not to drink them. I prefer lattes :-)
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    IceQueen84 Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 7:01 am
    That`s terrifying. I`ve had more than 8 mixed with liquor before.
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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 7:07 am
    red bull gives you wings haha
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 7:30 am
    Okay so this idiot drank 8 red bulls yet he states he was advised not to on the lable. Because it did say he could die hes outraged. It said not to drink that many dumb ass. What made him think it was a good idea? If he had of died the world would have just lost one of its stupidest redidents.
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    xRevengex Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 9:39 am
    If the label stated do not drink more than two and he drank eight, its his own fault.
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    Antinist Male 13-17
    42 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 9:47 am
    *Claps* Well done. You ignored the label and almost died. "L4WL DA MEDICLINE STUFFS SAYZ T0 33T ONLY THREE OF DA CANDIESSS SO I HAD 12! LAWL! *Sudden braindead*"

    The Warning was clear. You`re the dick. If you fourfold your dose of something, more than likely, you`ll end up the one who`s the weiner. Good day to you.

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    th25tina Female 40-49
    368 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 10:01 am
    stupid people are funny! common sense is almost non existent anymore.
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    tourettes Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 11:12 am
    that`s so awesome!
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 11:14 am
    LOL!!! What an idiot. "Well, they told me not to jump into the pit of 4,300 hungry lions, but they didn`t say why!!!" Jeeeeez.
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    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
    288 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 11:41 am
    i hate reading these news articles because they repeat the same stuff over and over again to make it appear like a longer story.
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    PinkChaos28 Female 13-17
    198 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 11:55 am
    No wonder why my mom told me to not drink energy drinks..
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    silly-cake Female 13-17
    85 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 12:18 pm
    beternal
    "It says 2 is max, so at very most drink 3 or 4!!!"

    No, don`t drink 3 or 4, drink 2. Thats why it says 2 is max, because 2 is the most you can have safely, not 3 or 4. It`s that kinda thinking that probably gave him a heart attack.

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    What a moron. Most people with half a brain would realize that drinking that much caffeine isn`t smart in the first place. Then he has to ignore the warning label that says not to drink more than two IN A DAY because it doesn`t say why. Don`t worry about why dumbass, just don`t drink more than 2. He deserves what he got. What a moron.
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    LuckyToast Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 12:22 pm
    Idiot
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    sniugnep Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    This is old...
    I saw it aaages ago on the news.

    But anyway, Yeah he was an idiot.
    Although, I once drank 5 red bulls and was fine...But I`m a retard too (I`m embracing my "special-ness" XD)

    And I dunno why everyone says red bull tastes like crap....I like it ><

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    Saignement Female 18-29
    89 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    Okay, why in the hell are we Americans such idiots? Why in the world do we take every new fad and use it in excess?? We`re complete morons who don`t know the meaning of moderation. Ugh, we disgust me.
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    what i found was stupid was how he was expecting the label to tell him what will happen if he drank more than 2 red bulls. from what i know, if a label says dont do it, then DONT DO IT. what is red bull supposed to hold ur hand and tell u the consequences or ur own stupid actions? besides, if you read what the contents of the energy drink is, I bet you could figure out you`d be having a huge sugar and caffeine overdose. and we all know that can do to you.
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    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    i think he might have expected feeling unwell later, but its not his fault it didnt tell him he could die. lots of people dont take these labels seriously because they dont state the consequences- i mean theres a difference between a headache and death and we should know when we could be facing death
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    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    Kind of obvious that if you drink loads of caffine your heart will be messed up...
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    Rammstein221 Male 13-17
    407 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:49 pm
    The reason redbull doesn`t state every little thing that can happen is because it`s not a particularly powerful energy drink. It`s got 80 mg of caffeine, there are tons of energy drinks with double or triple that amount, there are even energy drinks with as much as 1000 mg of caffeine.

    The more caffeine in a drink, the more dangerous, and most often the warning labels on these higher caffeine ones are much much longer.

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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:05 pm
    Ergh I hate reading things like this. My girlfriend has heart problems, and she passes out when she drinks an energy drink sometimes.. or alchohol, but since she`s met me she`s stopped drinking alchohol entirely and very little energy drinks.. It just worries the hell outta me.. I don`t want her heart to explode=[
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    dynapyre Male 18-29
    114 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    drink too much beer and you will get drunk. drink way too much beer will kill you.
    eating too many cheeseburgers will make you fat. eat way too many and you will die.
    drink too much water and you will feel bloated. drink way too much, yes, you will die.
    drink too many energy drinks and you will get a big buzz. drink too many and YOU WILL DIE!!!!
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    dynapyre Male 18-29
    114 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:08 pm
    oh, and I forgot to mention how pissed I am that people (seems to be mostly americans too) don`t want to take responsibility for their actions... then sue for it. money grabbing pigs...
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    thrash56 Male 18-29
    70 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:13 pm
    So, apparently it is not enough to say that you shouldn`t have more than two drinks a day, but now they have to explain what will happen to you? And these people are allowed to vote ... ;-/
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    Critic123 Female 18-29
    267 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    Okay, lets take this little by little sir. If the can says, DONT HAVE MORE THAN TWO, you should not have more than two!!!!!!! Did this guy do this just so he could sue them for not explaining that he could very well DIE from drinking too much Red Bull? And I agree with you dynapyre! We Americans just sit around eating sh*t all day, and when we get fat, and have heart problems, we sue everybody who had anything to do with us! Really America, grow up and take responsibility for your actions.

    That guy SHOULD be dead, because he chose to ignore the warning on the can, and drink himself to the brink of death! He should have his sueing rights taken away because he was being a fat, disgusting pig! This is just like that chick who drank way too much coffee and had to go to the hospital.

    C`mon people! Put 2 and 2 together!

  51. Profile photo of AlucardZero
    AlucardZero Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    But redbull gives you wings!
  52. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:46 pm
    Uhh..
    Stupid =)
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    nardo218 Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    What an idiot, he had chest pains from drinking 4 of them, and he smokes, so he drinks more! What Darwin runner up.
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    youth Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 4:33 pm
    "Mr Penbross had no other risk factors apart from smoking"

    I would say smoking is a pretty big risk factor

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    goldthorn Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 4:54 pm
    Hm. Never had red bull before.
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    tieegg Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    Honestly, what the heck do you expect to happen when you down so many stimulants?
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    srpatata Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    Vokda-Redbull, jager-Redbull
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    Megan3445 Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    come on... if they tell you not to drink more than two in a single day that means DONT DRINK EIGHT. some people just don`t listen, i think it`s his own fault.
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    srpatata Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    Vodka*
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    RodneyJason Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    on the back of this can of monster im drinking right now it says
    "Consume Responsibly - Limit (3) cans per day. Not recommended for children, pregnant women, or people sensitive to caffeine"

    I`ve had about 10 in a day.. i got sick.. didn`t sleep much... but i was fine.

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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    omg. we were just talking about this today at school since today was our first day back. wow. what a coincidence.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 7:20 pm
    I`ve always hated people who drink too much of it.
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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    Lmao this reminds me of my brother. Before a big football game he had everyone was telling him not to drink to many redbulls because your heart will "explode" at 7, he also drank 8. Nothing happened to him he just got a little sick afterwords but otherwise he was fine.
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    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 9:39 pm
    "Red Bull gives you wings..."
    Which means it kills you! Ever since the very first commercial came out for it I`ve always said that.
    All of the commercials say so! Especially that one where the son-in-law is daydreaming of ways to kill his mother-in-law. Instead of a train or whatever, he gives her Red Bull... and she dies!!
    How obvious could you get?! People would be stupid to drink Red Bull >.> Stupid drink.
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    excessive consumption of anything can lead to death, thats just common sense. I mean if you can `over-dose` on water...personally I think warning labels should be removed from things like this...so as to clean the gene pool more.
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    patridiot Male 30-39
    118 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    Personally, I can`t see why anyone would want to drink any of those energy / stimulant drinks. But coming from a household of a caffeine addict, it has made me repent. I don`t want to be controlled by some useless substance.
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    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:11 am
    "its funny cos they actually advise pregnant women and children not to drink them. does that tell you anything about the health benefits? i mean really."

    Yea energy drinks have health benefits (more that pop). But the reason they dont want children/pregnant women to drink it is because its too much caffeine for a small child/infant not because its not healthy.

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    ADRUNKHOBO Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2007 at 12:36 am
    also, you should not mix them with alcohol... on a completely unrelated subject, has anyone ever tried a yager bomb?
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2007 at 12:47 am
    That`s a Jager bomb, because for some reason (who knows why) the drink is actually the german word for hunter. W. T. F.

    I hate caffeine. It isn`t the taste or the effects, but I like to know that I am good enough at what I do to not need any sort of stimulant.

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    Toolchick101 Female 18-29
    99 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:54 am
    Jagermeister is nasty. So is Red Bull.

    Yeah, my mother is an ICU nurse, and she just had a young (but of legal drinking age) person admitted for mixing Red Dawn (http://www.worldclassnutrition.com/liqr... (it`s a mood and energy enhancing drink) with vodka. She`s in a friggen coma. People are stupid.

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    Toolchick101 Female 18-29
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    August 23, 2007 at 12:54 am
    stupid parentheses getting in the way

    http://www.worldclassnutrition.com/liqre...

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    August 23, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    -twitch- CAFFEINE! -shake-
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    Qhoss Male 13-17
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    August 23, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    Kids at my school have such a bad caffeine addiction that they drink THREE energy drinks a day. As for me, I just drink anything that`s like Dr. Pepper.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    August 23, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    i thought people weren`t that stupid... haven`t we learned that energy drinks aren`t good?
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 12:46 am
    Again with the caffiene idiots. 8 red bulls, 14 espressos.... They need a smack to the head with a paddle that clearly reads "I WILL NOT CONSUME CRAP IN EXCESS"
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    ebsha Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2007 at 6:02 am
    hurr lame. See, THIS is why australia`s education system needs to be improved, cos idiots who do learn to read, don`t comprehend!
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2007 at 3:50 am
    u do know this isnt the only case of red bull overdose
  78. Profile photo of LDBAMC
    LDBAMC Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2007 at 1:07 am
    Most I ever drank was two and I didn`t feel good after that.

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