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DEATH BY CAFFEINE!

Inspired by The Dew Death Calculator.
Caffeine content from the American Beverage Association.
How valid is this "science?" Disclaimer!

How many cans of the following sodas would it take to kill you? Enter your weight and find out!

pounds kilograms



Please enter a valid number for your weight.

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Disclaimer:

So, really, does this work? Probably not. According to the
Caffeine FAQ, the LD_50 of caffeine is estimated at 150mg/kg. This means that 50% of the population will die from ingesting 150mg of caffeine for each 1kg of their weight. Example: A person weighing 50kg will have to ingest 7500mg of caffeine to have a 50/50 chance of overdosing and kicking the bucket.

Now, this is for oral ingestion, and all at once, so if you need 400 12oz cans to kill you, you're going to have to pour them into a giant glass and then chug it down instantly. Drinking one can after each other in rapid succession might do it, but I think the sugar would probably make you violently ill before you came close to have the caffeine kill you. Of course, I'm not a scientist or a doctor, and I'm just interpreting what some random FAQ on the internet tells me. Take it all in the spirit of cheap entertainment that it is.

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originally created: 8/25/01
last updated: 8/19/05


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