BBC Reports Students Given "Life Threatening" Caffeine Test

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Researchers at Northumbria University in England messed up in a big way when they gave students 100 times the intended dosage of caffeine for one of their studies.

Instead of giving each study subject 0.3 grams of caffeine, they administered 30 grams – which is the equivalent of 300 cups of coffee.

Not surprisingly, the study subjects got sick – very sick – and were admitted to intensive care for dialysis.

Officials at the university announced they were "deeply, genuinely sorry" for the mixup. The apology, of course, wasn’t enough as a court over there hit them with a $500,000 fine. (BBC)

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