Do You Know How Much Coffee It Would Take To Kill You?

Coffee is great for a lot of reasons. It wakes you up, it can prevent disease and it makes you happier. But you shouldn’t drink 7o cups of the stuff, according to a new ASAP Science video. That, they say, could kill a 154-pound person.

It’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to drink 70 cups of coffee, and actually, it may not be possible. As a previous ASAP Science video points out, it’s almost impossible to fit that much in your stomach — and you would start experiencing mania and hallucinations before getting those whopping 70 cups down.

According to the video, 13 consecutive shots of alcohol can also be fatal, as can one or two ground cherry pits or 85 full-size bars of chocolate.

When it comes down to it, you probably don’t have to worry too much about your coffee and chocolate habits. But there is too much of a good thing.

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First Female Quadriplegic to Summit Africa’s Highest Peak

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The route up the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. Photo by The Chaeli Campaign.

21-year-old South African ‘ability activist’ Chaeli Mycroft has become the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.

Chaeli and her team—the Chaeli Kili Climbers—reached the summit early Thursday morning after five days of gruelling ascent in a specialised wheelchair.

“This is the day of days,” read a message from expedition leader Carel Verhoef late Wednesday evening just before the final push to the summit.

“Two years in the making. Hold thumbs people.”

Chaeli Mycroft – the first female quadriplegic to summit Kilimanjaro. Photo by The Chaeli Campaign

Chaeli and the team have been posting live updates from the five-day ascent, allowing people to follow their progress in real time.

“Everyone to the summit, including Chaeli!” said an update from the team on Thursday afternoon. “We reached the summit at 0800 this morning. A very long day… Chaeli made it!”

Born with cerebral palsy, Chaeli Mycroft has never been one to let a disability get in the way of success. When she was just nine years old, she teamed up with her sister and three friends to raise R20 000 ($1500) for her motorised wheelchair. The success of this small project began a bigger mission, and she later founded a non-profit organisation that provides services to children with disabilities. Since 2004, the “Chaeli Campaign” has assisted over 3 000 children to receive wheelchairs, hearing aids, food supplements and more.

Training climb in Cape Town in June
Photo by The Chaeli Campaign.

In 2011 Chaeli won the International Children’s Peace Prize, in 2012 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Laureates’ Medal for Social Activism, and then in the World of Children Youth Award in 2013. She has been recognised by former president of South —> Read More

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