Warning: mysqli_set_charset(): Error executing query in /home/modmanma/public_html/didntyouhear.com/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 756
Caffeine Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Didn't You Hear...

Main Menu

Tag Archives | Caffeine

…Wings are made of caffeine?

Red Bull CanEver use Red Bull to get a set of wings?

Ever wonder what those wings are made of? Wired did, and wrote an interesting article called What’s Inside.

The gist: Meat Sugar, Caffeine, and Bile!

Though it’s not as disgusting as it sounds, there are some interesting ingredients contained within.

Least surprising result? Caffeine is the main ingredient in wings.

    All the things this drink is supposed to do for you — increase concentration and reaction speed, improve emotional state, and boost metabolism — are known effects of this white powder, a distant cousin of cocaine.

Though it might not change your addiction to the little blue can, at least you’ll know what’s giving you wiiiiiiings.

[Wired – What’s Inside: Red Bull]

[Via: TasteSpotting]

…It’s April Fools’ Day?

Today is one of the Internet’s favorite holidays. Though I’m not going to try and trick any of the DYH readers (I promise), I am going to be covering the hoaxes and pranks that appear around the net. Here are some of the better ones:

Google Paper

Google announced Gmail Paper, a permanent archive service that prints your emails for free onto paper that is supported by giant ads that are printed on the back. It handles attachments, is good for the environment, and there is no limit on the number of times you can use it.

Google TiSP

Google announced TiSP, a free in-home wireless broadband service that taps into your toilet. The service is supported by the use of “information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward”.

Random Crap

Woot sold a $1,000,001 bag of crap. When users clicked on the picture of the bag, they were given a coupon code that knocked the cost down to $1.

Fucked Company

Tech Crunch, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 startups, announced that it had acquired Fucked Company, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 shutdowns.

ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek announced “stuff for smart asses”, including a WiiHelm(et), an 8-bit tie, inhalable caffeine stix, and a lonely guy dream vacation digital photo frame. (They also announced that the iPhone was now shipping, but that’s just cruel.)

CollegeHumor GoDaddy

CollegeHumor made it look as if their domain had expired and was now for sale through GoDaddy.

haterTonic

Technorati switched around their letters and renamed their site haterTonic.

Tinfoil Hat

World Of Warcraft introduced a new item called the Tinfoil Hat. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you”.

CrunchGear

CrunchGear gave their entire site a 1999 redesign, complete with flashy gifs, a horrible background, and a no structure (though it still reminds me of a lot of current MySpace profile pages).

[Wikipedia – April Fools’ Day]

…It’s Things Thursday: Cocaine?

Cocaine

The energy drink market is filled with promises and potential, colors and animals, so how do you stand out from the crowd? You name your drink Cocaine, that’s how. By naming your drink after an illegal substance, you gain instant publicity (there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?) as parents try to stop you, and instant popularity as kids try to drink you. So what’s in this “legal alternative” anyways? While they’re not going to sneak in any of the good stuff (wouldn’t addicted customers be great?), they do pack in:

Ingredients

Plus, with only 18g of sugar and 70 calories per serving, you’ll probably burn off the extra calories through teeth chattering alone. Apparently it tastes great, and with 350% greater energy than “The Bull”, it’s sure to have a few energy drink converts, though you might want to check for any preexisting heart problems before downing something like this, because in the end, Cocaine will always be a killer.

[Cocaine]

…7-Eleven wants to give you Fusion Energy?

7-Eleven Coffee

If the caffeine in your regular cup o’ joe just doesn’t seem to do it for you anymore, maybe it’s time to check out 7-Eleven’s new “Fusion Energy” coffee. The exclusive blend features guarana, ginseng and yerba maté, which are thought to boost energy and sharpen mental alertness. This isn’t going to be some kind of potent energy drink flavored coffee though, as it’s supposed to taste just like regular coffee (or at least regular 7-Eleven coffee). Considering that, supposedly, McDonald’s coffee beat out Starbucks coffee in a Consumer Reports taste test though, that might not be a bad thing.

[7-Eleven News Room]

[Starbucks Gossip – McDonald’s vs. Starbucks]

[Via: Slashfood]