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Date: 06/26/10 12:05 PM

63 Responses to 15 Things You Should Know About Caffeine [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 26, 2010 at 11:10 am
    Link: 15 Things You Should Know About Caffeine - One more highly informative infographic on why the caffeine you so love and cherish might not be so great for you.
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Omg, a Hitler association; Hitler used it so it MUST be bad!
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    Mmmm, smart drugs.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    LOL _ your comment made me giggle MrsPoods.
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    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    It`s better than I thought, I can go back to drinking my Coke 3:
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    I don`t really like coffee, but chocolate will certainly do. :)
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    dremkast Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Most importantly, it`s found in MONSTER!
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    Cyradis314 Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    Somehow I doubt that only 3% comes from Food and Other, since soda would have to be contained in that. Pepsi and Coke sort of drinks are pretty darn popular. I don`t doubt that coffee is number 1 and I would believe it if tea was number 2 still.
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    DrKitty Female 13-17
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    meh. i like weed better.
    :)
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    I like my women how I like my coffee: Black as night and sweet as sin.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    "It`s better than I thought, I can go back to drinking my Coke 3:"

    Yes, because caffeine was the main issue with that... yikes.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    wow!
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    June 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Forget Redbull and Monster, those are kiddie drinks. Cocaine is the poo...280 mg. of caffeine compared to a measly 80mg. (redbull)...

    ....
    ....I haven`t slept in years though... |-(


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    crax Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    I don`t like that the Olympic Committee bans drugs and steroids from athletes, I say let them drug themselves up. I want to see huge hulking athletes able to jump a football field. I watch sports to be entertained, not to watch wimps run in a circle.
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    PayN8tention Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Hitler WAS pretty productive...
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    opie, i prefer white chicks, so ill have milk with mine please. And yes, plenty of sugar
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    Nickel_Creek Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    korea dont you mean
    COKE?
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    Hitler injected a lot more than caffeine and glucose.
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    wow caffeine "withdrawals" cause tiredness and decreased energy?!?
    i would have never thought that was possible.
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    Tachiinii Male 13-17
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    June 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    "Hitler injected a lot more than caffeine and glucose."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH that was freaking hilarious!
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    "I don`t like that the Olympic Committee bans drugs and steroids from athletes, I say let them drug themselves up. I want to see huge hulking athletes able to jump a football field. I watch sports to be entertained, not to watch wimps run in a circle. "
    @ Crax....and you want our kids to have to take drugs just to be competitive or get a scholarship? You Sir, are an idiot of the lowest kind. GFYS from behind, drooler.
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    unlk Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    i never liked coffee anyways....
  23. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Hmm...less than 2.5% caffeine is caffeine free?

    No.

    Caffeine is quite toxic. LD50 for rats is 75mg/kg. It`s estimated that the LD50 for humans is 70-100% of the LD50 for rats. So you`re looking at ~3-5g as a lethal dose.

    If something was 2.5% caffeine, 200g of it would kill most people. That`s less than a mug of coffee.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    I don`t like that the Olympic Committee bans drugs and steroids from athletes, I say let them drug themselves up. I want to see huge hulking athletes able to jump a football field. I watch sports to be entertained, not to watch wimps run in a circle.

    You`d see a lot of death. Performance-enhancing drugs are not safe, unsurprisingly. If they weren`t banned, it would be necessary to use them to the max in order to be competitive. The winner would be whoever hadn`t died yet. How very entertaining.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    decaffeinated products still have caffeine in them D: does anybody know what the maximum percentage a decaffeinated product in the UK can have? Not really expecting anyone to know I guess . . .
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    0.1% in beans and 0.3% in instant, apparently. I didn`t look at the law - I looked at companies selling decaffeinated coffee.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    It keeps me awake. That is the only thing I like to know about coffee
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    June 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    I studied caffeine for 2 years.. this is pretty much spot on.

    It does increase reaction times in clinical trials also. Which is interesting. In my study we noted a dual crossover effect via the corpus callosum - as mood increased on a high dose of caffeine reaction times increased also.

    On an interesting side note: The average caffeine consumer intakes around 280mg as suggested in this inforgram, but the APA says that intake of more than 220mg per day is a mental disorder.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    Watch out for things that say "Sugar Free" they substitute something called Aspartame which can be really nasty.
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    Calderis Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Nido, Aspartame has been recognized as a known cancer causing agent, so nasty yes.

    To show you the value the FDA places on human life in comparison to profit, Aspartame has recently been okayed with the name "Aminosweet" and is being marketed as a "natural" alternative to sugar.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    June 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    Calderis, you don`t know what you`re talking about. Huge metastudies on the safety of aspartame have been conducted, and it has never been proven to cause cancer in humans. If you have found a peer-reviewed study that proved that aspartame has cancer-causing effects, why don`t you post it?

    http://www.medscape.com/ viewarticle/564923

    I put spaces in the link because it was more than 40 characters long.
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    Calderis Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    Meh, If I`m wrong I`m wrong. Don`t see the point of arguing here.
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    i fainted once after drinking a latte while somewhat dehydrated. the caffene shock kinda fried my body for a second or two
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    :D i love coffee
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    @boredfjord Yay! Since the National Cancer society as well as the FDA have all reported GLARING inconsistencies in the studies that say Aspartame causes cancer is lab rats, and both agree that there is no evidence to support the myth, I really hate when people go on about how aspartame is horrible -.-;
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    *National Cancer Institute
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    "Delicious Chemical"
    Caffeine has no taste or smell. decaffeinated products taste slightly different to some people because the process of decaffeinization takes other things out besides caffeine and leaves some other stuff in.
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    Orpheon Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:27 am
    @inaria

    Cancer caused by aspartame may be a myth, but it does cause major headaches in many people (including myself), and for those with a condition that causes seizures, it can trigger a seizure. So while aspartame isn`t "horrible", to some people it may be detrimental. Just depends on the person.
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    Pingas Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:53 am
    I lol`d at the Hitler thing.
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    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 1:34 am
    Hitler used it, therefore it must be bad.

    And glucose too, never touching that stuff again.
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    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 4:13 am
    Ignore this blatant propaganda by the Chai Advisory Board.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 5:59 am
    Volsunga: That`s simply not true. Pure caffeine is bitter as hell, so bitter it`s gag-inducing in some people. From the first sentence in the Wikipedia article:

    "Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid"
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 8:20 am
    KMeTG, my thoughts exactly lol...

    "100 cups of coffee in 4 hours" makes me think of Fry when he bought 100cups of coffee with his stimulus check
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 9:40 am
    "And glucose too, never touching that stuff again."

    That`s an excellent plan! Unless, of course, you would like to live.
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    kidney Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 9:57 am
    thank you spider sol! :D

    @kmetg- glucose is food for your brain. it fuels your cells.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 9:59 am
    Hitler also used methamphetamine. It was branded as (lol) Pervitin. No joke- look it up.
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    Stelly Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 10:44 am
    Nice info-graphic on the most abused drug in the US (maybe world?). But of coarse since it can be taxed, it will NEVER be illegal. No one ever OD-ed from weed, nor does it give a physical and chemical addiction......

    before an anti-weed flame war starts, go by scientific research rather than "I heard from someone"
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 10:44 am
    KMeTG, LOLs. glucose is needed to live. you`d die with out it. Honestly,you should have learned this in like 9th grade.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:19 am
    @Stelly are you actually stupid enough to believe that caffeine should be illegal?
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:33 am
    I think I only had 40 cups this morning to get my gears turning, so I guess I`m okay.
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    piiink1 Female 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    I had caffine withdrawal when I drank a lot of coffee one week, it was bad.
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    Vipablaz Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Stelly of course not there aren`t as many products including weed as there are including Caffiene
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    I`ve had caffeine withdrawal quite a few times. I didn`t realise the cause the first few times. Coffee and tea are on tap at work and I used to drink a lot of both. When I had a couple of days off work, I drank far less of them. When I started drinking squash at home instead of stuff like coke, I started getting caffeine withdrawal almost every week.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:56 am
    I`m currently in caffeine withdrawal. i lurve my pepsi max and have run out, but being parent to a sick child i`m not able to go get more :(
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 7:21 am
    i stopped reading after the first line....... SOOOOO BORING!!!
    I guess i shall go play WoW.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 8:15 am
    Coffee is good.
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    JeffBeau Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    It also depletes or blocks vitamins like C and promotes fungal infections, causing regular coffee drinkers to be more susceptible to illness like colds and flus than non-drinkers.
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    last-iconOC Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    GREEN TEA FTW
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    livereg Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    I love coffee...sometimes drinking coffee is the only thing that gets me going in the morning. I go through withdrawal if I don`t drink coffee in two days (usually get a massive headache).

    I actually enjoyed this infographic. Thank you for posting.
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    Crunkkid Male 13-17
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    June 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    Hahaha! i thought that it said koala nuts! haha caffein in koala nuts!?! xD
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    697loscfc Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2010 at 7:44 am
    i like coffee.
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    WurstZipfel Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Oh yeah, a cup of coffee that`s what I need now!
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    mmmmm good ol caffine

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