The blog Lowering the Bar has brought to my attention a 33 year old Kentucky man who will be entering a plea of Not Guilty by Reason of Caffination to murder charges.
He was consuming 400mg of caffeine a day, which caused him insomnia and therefore psychosis. 400mg is about 4 cups of coffee, and as anyone who has spent a lot of time playing with Death by Caffeine*, it takes 91 cups of drip coffee to kill a 200lb person.
We’ll see how this goes. Until then, watch the people in line with you at *$, and don’t make any sudden moves or loud noises around them.
*a.k.a. everyone who’s participated in NaNoWriMo.