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Programmers Love Caffeine: But How Much is Too Much?

Published August 23, 2005
I thought it would be funny to place this under the programming tools section, since we all know caffeine is a programmers life blood. A colleague sent me a link to a blog entry named Death by Caffeine which basically tells you how many cans of Mountain Dew, RedBull, Coke, Coffee and so on would actually kill you. Every programmer should review this before stepping over that line. So for RustyBrick, currently we have 9 programmers working in-house. Let's assume the average weight is 180lbs, multiplied by 9 = 1,620lbs. To kill us all, it would take...
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posted by mcavill on: Sep 21, 2005 04:29pm

is that per day / month?

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Sep 21, 2005 06:04pm

Honestly, I do not know.

posted by Shogis on: Mar 29, 2007 06:11am

Caffeine is as far as I know water soluable, and should therefore not detain in the body that long time. But it is the deadly dose your body should not contain at any one point. Of course the nauscea and heart troubles already occupring ought to stop you having any more. This is not a reccomended daily intake or anything, it is a lethal dose, but since caffein does not stay in the body for long (also speeds up the urine production) it's more the long term wear of it that limits the daily intake. Hope that helps.

posted by alexis on: Dec 11, 2008 04:45pm

hey i love caffeine but i would never dreak that much


Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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