Students Took Equivalent Of 300 Cups Of Coffee In College Experiment Gone Wrong

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Undergraduate students Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin were admitted to hospital for emergency treatment after they were given 100 times the correct dosage of caffeine. Sounds like free tuition to me!

A British university has been over $400,000 after two of its students were left fighting for their lives following a botched science experiment.

Sports science students Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin had volunteered to take part in the test at Northumbria University, which aimed to measure the effect of caffeine on exercise.

But after a calculation error, the second year students were given 100 times the correct dosage, causing violent side-effects and them being admitted to hospital with “life- threatening reactions” in March 2015.

The volunteers should have been given 0.3g of caffeine, but were in fact given 30g, he said – the equivalent of 300 cups of coffee in one dose. 

A court ruled against the college and administered the fine. 

I get jittery after just one Red Bull, I couldn’t even imagine what these poor young adults were feeling…yikes!

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