Death by Caffeine

Can you die from taking too much caffeine? The answer is yes - all it takes to kill you is the equivalent of 70 cans of energy drinks:

Apparently, the pack of [powder] caffeine suggested taking no more than 1/16 of a teaspoon, but Bedford reportedly took spoonfuls of the stuff, so I wouldn’t start worrying that your morning coffee addiction might help you end up on the wrong side of living. Bedford reportedly took the dosage of caffeine at a party, and one friend recounts seeing him profusely sweating and throwing up blood only about 15 minutes after the dosage was taken. Pretty horrifying.


Previously on Neatorama: 30 Strangest Deaths in History

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I've worked with powdered caffeine in the past and I'm pretty sure there wasn't a massive danger in just working with it; I was 12 years old and wasn't made to wear any safety equipment :\

Anyway I've gotten to the point of serious heart palpitations and visual problems many times during college, so I have no doubt that it's not too difficult to OD on it.
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I always remember the Mythbusters where they investigated the science behind the "Diet Coke + Mentos" reaction and when they broke Diet Coke down to its individual ingredients, Adam specifically put on a respirator and warned everyone about the dangers of the raw caffeine he was handling. That was warning enough, for me.
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