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Red Bull Heir Hits Cop With Ferrari, Drags Body

Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, taken in for questioning

(Newser) - A grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested for driving a Ferrari that struck a police officer and dragged his dead body down a Bangkok street in an early-morning hit-and-run, police said today. Police took Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, in for questioning after tracing oil...

Paper Plane's Record Flight Causes a Ruckus

Plane's maker used a college quarterback to toss it

(Newser) - In February, the Guinness world record for tossing a paper airplane was broken by television producer John Collins, 51. But controversy erupted over the achievement, as Collins, who designed the paper plane, did not throw it himself but instead recruited a brawny 27-year-old college football quarterback named Joe Ayoob to...

Thai Billionaire Behind Red Bull Dead at 89

Chaleo Yoovidhya's parents sold ducks, fruit to survive

(Newser) - The Thai billionaire who sparked the worldwide "energy drink" craze and co-founded Red Bull has died of natural causes in Bangkok, the AP reports. Chaleo Yoovidhya was 89. Born to a Thai mother and Chinese father who sold ducks and fruit to survive, Chaelo died as Thailand's third-richest...

'Red Bull Killer' Declared Insane

Though judge says case was never about energy drink

(Newser) - A Florida man who smothered his elderly father to death is going to a state hospital instead of a state prison. A judge declared that Stephen Coffeen "did not understand the wrongfulness of his actions" and found him not guilty by reason of insanity today, reports the St. Petersburg ...

Jury Still Out on Whether Energy Drinks Help Athletes

Either way, don't mistake them for sports drinks

(Newser) - Energy drinks have certainly been effective at marketing themselves to athletes, especially young ones—a recent survey showed that 32% of high-school athletes drink them—but do they actually improve performance? They jury’s out, but it doesn’t look good, experts tell the New York Times . “There’s...

Hungry and Tired? Perky Jerky Has Your Fix

Each ounce has the caffeine of one can of Red Bull

(Newser) - Next time you’re tired and hungry, don’t waste time pounding a Red Bull and a snack—get both fixes with some Perky Jerky. Available on the Internet and coming next week to Sports Authority outlets in New York, each ounce packs as much caffeine as one cup of...

2010's Hottest Drinks Chill You Out

 2010's Hottest Drinks 
 Chill You Out 
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2010's Hottest Drinks Chill You Out

Red Bull and coffee drinks give way to kava and valerian root

(Newser) - Drinks that wake you up are so last decade—the beverage trend in 2010 will be to ditch the Red Bull or latte for chill-out drinks with sedative ingredients. Beverages featuring chamomile, rose hips, melatonin, and valerian root claim to boost concentration; other "anti-energy" drinks include kava, an intoxicating...

Energy Drinks: The Manic Lure of Liquid Uppers

(Newser) - Energy drinks are experiencing such a boom that every group seems to have its own—like the Christian “1 in 3 Trinity” beverage, “fused with both ‘fruit of the spirit’ and 1000 mg of taurine,” writes Julia Langbein for Gourmet. Drink makers “obviously want to...

German States Ban Red Bull Over Cocaine Traces

Nationwide ban likely; drink-maker protests

(Newser) - Regulators in the German states of Hesse and North-Rhine Westphalia banned the sale of Red Bull after finding traces of cocaine during tests, the Telegraph reports. Levels of the chemical were not high enough to pose a health risk, but require the drink to be reclassified as a narcotic under...

A Drink Emerges to Calm Our Red-Bulled Nerves

(Newser) - Readers too hyped up on Red Bull and Rockstar can crack open a new drink to calm down: It's called Drank, Time reports. Makers of the purple-canned "relaxation beverage" say sales are soaring and 7-Eleven has agreed to stock it nationwide. "Something like this gives you a better...

Red Alert: Energy Drink Thickens Blood

Beverage may give you both wings and heart trouble

(Newser) - Drinking Red Bull could lead to heart problems, the London Times reports. In a small study—30 Australian college students took part—downing even one can of the hypercaffeinated energy drink increased the risk of blot clots. In short, the young Red Bull enthusiasts developed a condition that resembled cardiovascular...

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