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Study: Too Much Coffee Can Lead to Hallucinations
ABC ^ | 6/7/2011

Posted on 06/07/2011 5:21:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A new study shows drinking five cups or more a day of coffee can cause hallucinations. The study claims it causes people to hear sounds and voices that don't really exist.

Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia played a "fuzzy sound" for 92 study participants; those who were very

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1 posted on 06/07/2011 5:21:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I should be hearing a steady chorus of voices.


2 posted on 06/07/2011 5:23:46 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I’ve been obeying those voices for years.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 5:25:35 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: nickcarraway

The voices of reason.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 5:27:09 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve wondered for some time why my wife says I said things I never said. Now I understand.


5 posted on 06/07/2011 5:27:11 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m reading this at Starbucks.
WHOOOAAAA-—did that plant in the corner just slide over
to the Produce Department>>>>?????


6 posted on 06/07/2011 5:27:11 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (BURMA SHAVE! (sorry you missed the first four taglines))
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To: nickcarraway

Caffiene is a huge dependency. It takes about 6 weeks to come off a moderate dose.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 5:28:52 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: nickcarraway

I drink so much I have grown in Brazil stamped on my butt.


8 posted on 06/07/2011 5:29:50 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: nickcarraway

>> A new study shows drinking five cups or more a day of coffee can cause hallucinations.

Hallucinations are fun! I like hallucinations. Reality pales in comparison. I think I’ll have another cup.


9 posted on 06/07/2011 5:31:57 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: nickcarraway

Brilliant!!!! Let me add...without the use of your tax money...too much of anything will kill you! Including water...


10 posted on 06/07/2011 5:34:10 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: decimon; nickcarraway

I cut back on the coffee cause my pet tapeworm, Obiwan, was complaining that his “new neighbors” wouldn’t shut up which surprised me, that he would even notice, cause I can’t get him to SHUT UP!


11 posted on 06/07/2011 5:36:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( I ain't scared, no, not me.....teehee)
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To: Darksheare

Ping!


12 posted on 06/07/2011 5:37:38 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: nickcarraway
Is that so? Well, the winged guinea pig on my shoulder disagrees with him, but the two-headed monkey on my cup says it's something worth considering.
13 posted on 06/07/2011 5:38:18 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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Ha, I drink coffee by the gallon everyday! Am I seein’ anything? Nope! Been waiting for LSD flashbacks for over thirty years and have I seen anything? Nope. Gyped again! Wait, s’cuse me but my six-foot rabbit friend in the corner wants to go out... be right back.....


14 posted on 06/07/2011 5:41:38 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Allegra; Darksheare
Pssst. SSSSSHHHH He hears voices WITHOUT coffee. But don't tell him I said that.
15 posted on 06/07/2011 5:42:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: mnehring
I drink so much I have grown in Brazil stamped on my butt.

You should have sobered up with some coffee.

16 posted on 06/07/2011 5:42:44 PM PDT by decimon
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17 posted on 06/07/2011 5:42:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Darksheare
Coffee Gargoyl
18 posted on 06/07/2011 5:45:56 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 866 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*ahem* ping


19 posted on 06/07/2011 5:46:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: nickcarraway

Hippies stripped my local Rite-Aid of NoDoz today.

Then lined up at Starbucks.


20 posted on 06/07/2011 5:47:50 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Just tell her to start chain smoking. The schizo’s say it stops the voices for up to 8 minutes after each cig. :)


21 posted on 06/07/2011 5:49:28 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
But don't tell him I said that.

I'll see him later tonight. I'll rat you out ;-)

22 posted on 06/07/2011 5:51:04 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Ha! I know what payback means and how to use it! :-D


23 posted on 06/07/2011 5:52:06 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: nickcarraway

Great, I now have an excuse to increase my intake of coffee.

Ain’t modern science grand?


24 posted on 06/07/2011 5:53:01 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Never underestimate the power of government to distort markets)
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To: nickcarraway

How many cup of coffee did the researchers have while conducting this study?


25 posted on 06/07/2011 5:53:24 PM PDT by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: nickcarraway

So THAT’s where those voices in my head come from!

I thought it was messages from the people who live on the other side of the moon!

Well, well, well. It’s in the coffee after all!

Wait until they take the straight-jacket off me and I can message all my FB friends!

/tad bit of sarcasm there

I have a friend who drinks about 3 gallons of coffee a day. She’s 77 years old, is in excellent health, and works a 3/4 job because she HAS to. If that’s what coffee drinking does for a person, it can’t be all bad.


26 posted on 06/07/2011 5:54:19 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (I am a US Citizen, A Patriot, A TEA Partier, An Oath Keeper, A Voter, An Auburn Fan!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Not nearly as bad as nicotine, though.


27 posted on 06/07/2011 5:57:02 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: nickcarraway

Another new study conducted by heavy caffeine users concluded that non-coffee-drinkers suffered from low-level hearing impairment.


28 posted on 06/07/2011 5:58:23 PM PDT by hellbender
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Five or more cups of coffee a day and I'll hallucinate that I'm in the bathroom all night long.
29 posted on 06/07/2011 5:58:48 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: mnehring

LOL!

I really love Arabian Mocha Sanani; but I don’t love it enough to want it stamped anywhere on my person!


30 posted on 06/07/2011 5:58:55 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: nickcarraway
A new study shows drinking five cups or more a day of coffee can cause hallucinations. The study claims it causes people to hear sounds and voices that don't really exist.

How many cups are in 3 to 4 twenty ounce coffees? Wait, I think I just heard the answer.
31 posted on 06/07/2011 6:07:24 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: nickcarraway

It sounds more like a distortion than a hallucination.


32 posted on 06/07/2011 6:09:10 PM PDT by gusopol3
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Here we go, the latest in the "coffee is bad for you". I expect a new report within a month telling us how "coffee is good for you".

I stopped listening to any of this stuff about two years ago. I finally figured out it is all an attempt to keep us frantic and hysterical. I tune it out.

33 posted on 06/07/2011 6:16:40 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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I drink so much coffee that I have hallucinated an entire website full of wacky conservative voices. I almost quit coffee after I imagined some guy named Hussein got himself elected to the Presidency, but the voices told me things would get better by 2012.


34 posted on 06/07/2011 6:18:04 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: nickcarraway

And all this time I thought they were my special friends.


35 posted on 06/07/2011 6:19:20 PM PDT by PeteCat
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To: DJ MacWoW; Allegra; null and void

I take it that I need to post my coffee instructions?


36 posted on 06/07/2011 6:26:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: null and void

Am I hallucinating, or does that gargoyle look like Richard Nixon?


37 posted on 06/07/2011 6:28:21 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: Darksheare; Allegra; null and void

Only if the voices remember the recipe.


38 posted on 06/07/2011 6:29:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; Allegra; null and void; Slings and Arrows

“WARNING - Not to be taken internally!” - Slings and Arrows

In 12 cup drip percolator pot, fill to 6 cup mark with water.
In filter, put 6 heaping scoops of coffee.
Medium roast works best, just make sure it’s a robust blend.
Found a maxwellhouse ‘medium roast’ that was rather anemic.
Put pinch of salt in filter, about as much as it would take to cover the surface of a dime with one even layer.
This keeps the coffee from tasting burned too quickly, it doesn’t age well brewed this way.

Brew, recirculate if need be, usually not.
Add sugar and dairy creamer.
Creamora and coffeemate are not recommended unless you like the heart racing that Ranger Pudding gives.
That, and the nondairy creamer will give you both a headache and a buzz with the coffee.

I usually put about 8 spoons of sugar in this stuff, it ends up being like Russian Kava, thick and sweet with that bitter overtone to it.

Oh, and I am NOT responsible for seeming demonic possession of the coffeepot, or the coffeepot ending up acting as if it has been damaged.

Be sure NOT to add creamora or coffeemate to the brew, unless you LIKE ranger pudding style heart racing.
When I brew that stuff for myself, I recirculate the stuff to brew a second time, but that’s me for my own personal enjoyment, and it may wreck the coffeepot.
Don’t forget the salt, it’s important to the finished brew.


39 posted on 06/07/2011 6:29:42 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: knarf

This is just absur.....whooooaa, I just saw a UFO...


40 posted on 06/07/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

My 6th coffee today says that obama..


41 posted on 06/07/2011 6:37:25 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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post my coffee instructions

Use my instructions instead. You refuse to even sample mine. Wimp...

42 posted on 06/07/2011 6:46:18 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: nickcarraway

So, the way I’m reading this is that drinking a lot of coffee will improve ones hearing....I’m good with that.


43 posted on 06/07/2011 6:47:03 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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As a precaution, I guess I’d better have a safety inspection done on my car.
I brake for hallucinations! ;oD


44 posted on 06/07/2011 7:13:36 PM PDT by Tucker39
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drinking five cups or more a day of coffee can cause hallucinations.

Maybe it takes five cups to realized that you've had at least one. Ten cups to learn that you've apparently had two...
45 posted on 06/07/2011 7:20:27 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: decimon

9 of the 10 voices in my head told me to clean my guns today.


46 posted on 06/07/2011 7:25:13 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (")
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To: Hang'emAll

We have pots of coffee brought into our morning meetings.

That explains the thumb sucking, fly squatting and drum circles.


47 posted on 06/07/2011 7:38:47 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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Five cups? Doesn't affect me a bit.
48 posted on 06/07/2011 7:41:27 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: nickcarraway

At La Trobe univeristy, they have seperate toilets for moslem. You need a special moslem security card to get in. That isn’t a hallucination.


49 posted on 06/07/2011 7:41:27 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: jmacusa

Please send Harvey home when you’re done with him.


50 posted on 06/07/2011 7:52:36 PM PDT by Roccus
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