Skip to comments.Boy hospitalized with kidney failure after 16-hour caffeine, video game binge
Posted on 03/20/2014 2:25:53 PM PDT by Red Badger
14-year-old Henrik Eide Dahl consumed 8 liters about 270 ounces of an energy drink so he could stay awake playing Call of Duty. Expected to make a full recovery, the teen says he now knows it is not good to drink that much energy drink.
A Norwegian teen was hospitalized with severe kidney failure after a 16-hour, caffeine-fueled Call of Duty video game binge.
Henrik Eide Dahl, 14, reportedly collapsed in his high school's cafeteria last month at the end of the marathon session.
He'd consumed an astonishing 8 liters of powerful energy drinks to keep himself going.
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I’ve downed 5 at once before.
I could feel my heart leap and hit the rib cage, but I survived.
Caffeine is actually far more toxic than cocaine in its pure form.
Someone we know....
“A man drink like that and he don’t eat, he is going to DIE!”
I tried one sip of Red Bull one time. I spit it out and haven’t tried an energy drink since. If the other brands taste as awful, I cannot imagine drinking 8 ounces of the stuff, much less 8 liters.
He’s lucky to be alive. A Chinese boy died not so long ago from marathon, sleepless gaming.
Uh-oh, Bart. I think Mongo here’s taken a liking to you...
I hate that crap. Why does he even need them? At that age my friends and I could do 24 and 26 hour binges of Avalon Hill games.
“Those things are deadly”
No, stupidity is deadly. It’s not the drink that’s the problem, it’s a seriously stupid kid dumb enough to think that you should drink 8-liters of virtually anything in a sitting.
Seriously. 8-liters of coffee for example. Even if it’s decaff, that’ll mess you up. 8 liters of soda? Yeah that’s a brilliant idea too.
Hell, even large quantities of water can be fatal.
All of them (not many) that I tried were utterly vile, ersatz, toxic chemical dump tasting witches’ brews.
The coffee based ones are OK, and I have often used one or two on a long drive. Monster Loca Moca and so on. They’ve been invaluable, but I think they are much more dilute than the ‘purple drank’ style energy drinks.
That so true
I remember back in da day I drank JOLT Cola to stay up study on high school exams LOL
Anybody remember that drink LOL!
Kid needs to get a life and get outdoors more.........so where were his parents during this video marathon?
Oh yes, I have ridden the JOLT train a time or two.
Avalon Hill games....those were the days
ALL the sugar, and TWICE the caffeine!
All the caffeine and twice the sugar...
around 2 gallons and a pint.
surprised he actually didn’t kill himself. I remeber recently some asian guy played video games for a day, day and a half drinking stuff and died.
No kidding. Loved my Stalingrad, Afrika Corps and Richtofen’s War sets. Burned through three sets of Richtofen’s War. The markers and board were almost rubbed bare. Good times.