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Boy hospitalized with kidney failure after 16-hour caffeine, video game binge
www.nydailynews.com ^ | Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:35 AM | By Lee Moran

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: energydrinks
Those things are deadly....................
1 posted on 03/20/2014 2:25:53 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I’ve downed 5 at once before.

I could feel my heart leap and hit the rib cage, but I survived.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 2:28:49 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Red Badger

Caffeine is actually far more toxic than cocaine in its pure form.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 2:30:22 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: stylecouncilor

Someone we know....


4 posted on 03/20/2014 2:31:39 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Red Badger

“A man drink like that and he don’t eat, he is going to DIE!”


5 posted on 03/20/2014 2:35:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

“When?”


6 posted on 03/20/2014 2:36:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

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.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Red Badger

He’s lucky to be alive. A Chinese boy died not so long ago from marathon, sleepless gaming.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 2:38:32 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: dfwgator

Uh-oh, Bart. I think Mongo here’s taken a liking to you...


9 posted on 03/20/2014 2:40:56 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 2:41:47 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Red Badger

“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.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 2:42:24 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: DemforBush

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.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 2:44:32 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Army Air Corps

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!


13 posted on 03/20/2014 2:47:18 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Red Badger
a 16-hour, caffeine-fueled Call of Duty video game binge.

Kid needs to get a life and get outdoors more.........so where were his parents during this video marathon?

14 posted on 03/20/2014 2:50:14 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: SevenofNine

Oh yes, I have ridden the JOLT train a time or two.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 2:50:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Psalm 144

Avalon Hill games....those were the days


16 posted on 03/20/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: SevenofNine

ALL the sugar, and TWICE the caffeine!
Great stuff.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 2:51:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SevenofNine
JOLT Cola

All the caffeine and twice the sugar...

18 posted on 03/20/2014 2:51:28 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 2:53:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: colinhester

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.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 2:54:13 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

JOLT made gum, too. Don’t know if you can still get that.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 2:54:35 PM PDT by jumpingcholla34
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To: 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.

Which "Call of Duty"? Stupid reporters.

22 posted on 03/20/2014 2:56:28 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: DemforBush
Mongo straight.

Kidney, hell. I'm surprised his bladder didn't blow.

23 posted on 03/20/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SevenofNine
I remember back in da day I drank JOLT Cola to stay up study on high school exams LOL

Anybody remember that drink LOL!

I do. I never actually finished one. The stuff tasted horrible warm and I would find that I still had about 4 ounces or so left after an all-nighter.

24 posted on 03/20/2014 3:03:30 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: DemforBush

I tried to drink a red bull one morning at work. It didn’t stay down more than 5 minutes.

Yuuuuch! And never again.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: SevenofNine
Anybody remember that drink

I remember it. I avoided it like the plague.

26 posted on 03/20/2014 3:07:16 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

Don’t blame you. Stuff is as nasty as heck.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Red Badger

What I don’t get is the fascination with “Call of duty”
People pay big bucks to play this stuff.

You can get real guns for less.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 3:14:49 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Army Air Corps

There is few times I rode that train LOL!


29 posted on 03/20/2014 3:28:21 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Vroomfondel

Yeah when you get end of can I remember that taste warm


30 posted on 03/20/2014 3:30:00 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator

Good one...such a classic


31 posted on 03/20/2014 3:31:35 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Red Badger

I’ll stick to beer. Geesh, I never got kidney failure from a bender.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 3:33:32 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Red Badger

For 16 hours?


33 posted on 03/20/2014 3:35:58 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: jameslalor

8l of water in 16 hours can cause systems to shut down if you don’t have enough electrolytes.


34 posted on 03/20/2014 3:38:06 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Red Badger

35 posted on 03/20/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Hot Tabasco
That's what I was wondering. It's Norway, so where was parent A or parent B?

I'd think they'd be a tad concerned that their 14 year old was playing games for 16 straight hours!

Yeesh!.

36 posted on 03/20/2014 3:42:45 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Red Badger

Well, HOW DID HE DO????

Did he SAVE THE WORLD???

If so, then it’s worth a kidney (or two). This is what ANGERS ME so much. We have a kid here that is willing to go toe-to-toe with the BAD GUYS and all we worry about a couple of little internal organs.

How about we learn to APPRECIATE the sacrifice that kid was willing to make for the cause - for we would not even be here now if he was defeated.

(i.e., how today’s parents view video games)


37 posted on 03/20/2014 4:13:47 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: BobL

Hey we got a future Marine here


38 posted on 03/20/2014 4:15:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Red Badger

Love the comment section:

Next gen XBox rumored to come with built-in dialysis machine.


39 posted on 03/20/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Red Badger

Play stupid games...


40 posted on 03/20/2014 4:54:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Red Badger

Mom and Dad need to take away his game and not allow those drinks in the house.


41 posted on 03/20/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SevenofNine
When I was in college all we had was No-Doz

I wrote many a term paper popping those things.

42 posted on 03/20/2014 5:37:35 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SevenofNine

Was Jolt back in the mid to late 90’s?


43 posted on 03/20/2014 6:16:13 PM PDT by Married with Children
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To: Married with Children

Came out in 1980s I remember drinking it LOL!

That first Energy drink that I KNOW OF


44 posted on 03/20/2014 6:18:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: COBOL2Java

OMGGG I thought that was legend seriously maybe I was too young for that LOL!


45 posted on 03/20/2014 6:18:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

I lived on Jolt cola and TAB cola in college.


46 posted on 03/20/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge; their humans can't stop crying)
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To: COBOL2Java

“I’M SO EXCITED! I’M SO EXCITED! I’M...SO...SCARED!”


47 posted on 03/20/2014 7:11:11 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: COBOL2Java
When I was in college all we had was No-Doz

I believe there was also the competitor, Vivarin.

48 posted on 03/20/2014 8:30:54 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Red Badger

16 hours is nothing for a teen. Hardly a “marathon” gaming session.


49 posted on 03/20/2014 10:11:05 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Gefn

You remember that HUH LOL!

Jolt is one that got me through High School exams LOL!


50 posted on 03/21/2014 2:41:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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