Thursday, January 22, 2009

Drink too much coffee and you could start seeing ghosts

{{Potd/2006-08-30 (en)}}Image via WikipediaPeople who drink too much coffee could start seeing ghosts or hearing strange voices, UK research has suggested.

If you see dead people you’re not alone or that strange after all. According to new research excessive caffeine can cause hallucinations according to the BBC. In this study they found that people who drank more than seven cups of instant coffee were 3 times more likely to hallucinate.

This is good news for all you energy drink addicts who far surpass the caffeine levels of 7 measly cups of instant coffee because now when you hear those voices, talk to people who aren’t really there, and see dead people, you know its just the caffeine. Well, at least most of you.
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