Let no one ever tell you that an addiction to Red Bull isn’t dangerous. One man, 26-year-old Eddie Johnson of New Jersey, is about to do some hard time due to his uncontrollable affinity for the drink—and also the fact that he straight-up threatened to shoot people if they didn’t buy it for him.
Humans need stimulants, and we’re always on the lookout for better ones. Of course that’s what calories and sugar and protein are for, but when it comes to getting shit done, we’re at our best when drinking coffee, chewing coca, or having made sure to get enough vitamin B.
The New York Times reports on a new trend in teen drinking across the pond: Young Brits have recently been consuming a kind of caffeinated wine called “Buckie” with wild abandon. The drink has become so popular that the Scottish Parliament is considering banning it to keep it out of their country.
Put down the Red Bull and vodka, guys, because the combination just makes you want to drink more. Something in the milk ain’t clean with these energy drinks.
Here's a weird little tidbit from a newly released study of kids and caffeine: After puberty, the stimulant's impact is more pronounced on boys than girls. Not that kids should really be consuming much caffeine at all, period. PUT THAT RED BULL DOWN, YOUNG MAN.
Despite the health concerns that have arisen after several different energy drinks have been cited in a bunch of deaths, college kids are apparently still totally willing to risk their lives in order to stay awake to cram for finals (or party). It would appear that the ad whizzes at Red Bull got it right when they…
In a new study, girls who walked to school did better on tests than girls who got there by car. But lazy students take heart: caffeine and sugar also up test scores.
(Studio City, California; April 11, 2007)
Dear Ryan Phillippe,