Useful Science: How Many Four Lokos Would It Take To Kill You?

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According to Forensic Science International, caffeine is fatal to humans in does of 5 grams or more, but how many Lokos would it take to reach the limit?

Yes, caffeine actually can kill you. The natural stimulant can be deadly if ingested in excess, though the average cup of coffee contains somewhere between just 40 and 150 mg, while supplement “energy boosts” usually contain somewhere between 100 and 200 mg. So how many highly caffeinated elixirs could you take down before you reached critical mass? Esquire’s food blog has created the unofficial guideline for caffeine enthusiasts.

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How to reach the fatal 5 grams:

• 24 cans (23.5 oz. each) of Four Loko
• 108 cans of Coke Zero
• 36 shots of 5 Hour Energy (2 oz. each)
• 71 eight-ounce cups of Ben and Jerry’s Fair Trade Coffee Ice Cream
• 33 packets of Perky Jerky (beef jerky infused with guarana)
• 28 Starbucks Grande Cafe Mochas
• 91 pieces of Blitz Energy Gum
• 25 Dexatrim pills
• 50 No-Doz Pills
• 227 cans of Diet A&W Cream Soda
• 138 six-ounce tubs of Dannon Coffee Yogurt
• 5,000 Hershey’s Kisses
• 833 full-size Kit Kat bars (42 g)
• 50 Uber Cubes (caffeine-infused chocolate chew)
• 333 Zingos mints (caffeinated breath mints)
• 65 gallons of chocolate milk.

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