Proving that the American workforce is increasingly bored at their desks these days, a $54.75 Starbucks order propelled a Dallas man into Internet fame yesterday. Inspired by a previous unsubstantiated record in which a customer ordered what he called the "Quadriginoctuple Frap," Twitter user Andrew Chifari strolled into an Uptown Starbucks and proceeded to order a coffee drink with 60 shots of espresso.
Then, he says, he did something even dumber. He drank it.
His tweets depicting the event instantly caught the attention of Consumerist and BuzzFeed, and now local media outfits are jumping in. "Thanks to Ken and Lisa at @WakeUpWolf995 for having me on. AWOOOOOOOOO," Andrew tweeted this morning, after an improbably restful night.The hyper caffeinated Dallasite claims he got seven hours of vivid-dream-filled sleep.
The store has declined to comment.
Thinking of breaking the record with 70 shots? Below is some exposure data for the Material Data Safety Sheet for caffeine.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed in large amounts. May cause gastrointestinal (digestive) tract irritation with epigastric pain, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Affects metabolism and cardiovascular system with symptoms including increase in metabolism, flushing, palpitations, rapid heart rate, dysrhythmias, hypotension, blood pressure elevation and weight loss, metabolic acidosis. May affect brain and behavior/central nervous system.. Symptoms may include nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dizziness, tremor, seizures, convulsions, hallucinations, somnolence, toxic psychosis, tremors, convulsions, ataxia. May also affect blood, respiration (hyperventilation), and urinary system (mild increase in urinary volume and urinary sodium excretion), and may directly produce hypokalemia. Chronic Potential Health Effects: May cause cancer (tumorigen) based on animal studies. May cause reproductive and fetal effects. May cause digestive tract disturbances (increased gastric acid, and pepsin secretion and a decrease in lower esophogeal sphincter pressure), cardiovascular disturbances. Since it is a CNS stimulant, it may also affect the Central Nervous System (CNS).
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