WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS - - How many caffeine pills can a human body withstand? A man who consumed approximately 25 caffeine pills had to be rushed to the hospital.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a Raiders Ridge apartments on Wenlon Drive where they met with the 25-year old man who had ingested the caffeine pills at about 4:30 in the morning. Police were called to the address about an hour after he took them.
Officer T. Major wrote in a report, "[The subject] was extremely shaky and was vomiting. I discovered nineteen empty packs, each of which is supposed to contain two 200mg. Stay Awake pills on [the subjects'] desk along with residue where the pills had been crushed." The man then told police, "That he wanted to test the limits of his body."
If the man took 25 caffeine pills, that adds up to 5,000 mg of caffeine. However, if all 19 packets of the pills contained 2 in each punch out container, then he may have had up to 7,600 mg of caffeine. Needless to say, the man was taken to the hospital. He is expected to recover.
Here just a few caffeine death related stories:
- In 2007, a 19-year old California man died after taking between 25 and 30 No-Doz caffeine pills.
- In 2007, a waitress overdosed on double espressos.
- A man died in 2010 after taking two spoonful's of caffeine powder followed by an energy drink
- A 14-year old died after consuming two 24 oz. energy drinks in 2011.
- This year, a U.S. Senator is seeking a Caffeine Powder Ban after the death of an 18-year old.
- In 2013, a man died after eating energy mints.
MPD Incident #14-17131
WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS