Wednesday, January 14, 2009

One coffee, Mr. Leprechaun

We almost feel obligated to write about this story. After all, look at our title, and you'll see that the news is about a subject near and dear to our hearts. Well, maybe near and dear to our stomachs, bladders, and brain chemistry, but those are all relatively close to the heart. Besides, it's not every day that we get to learn new and wonderful things that coffee can do for us, but today is one of those days.

So, coffee, we knew many of the benefits you provided, but we had no idea that you helped us communicate with the dead and have hallucinations. Good work indeed.

According to a study done in the UK (who seem to get all of the best studies), heavy coffee drinkers are more prone to seeing things and thinking they can communicate with ghosts than people who only have a little caffeine every day. Basically, anyone that had the caffeine equivalent of seven cups were about three times as likely to have some sort of extra-sensory experience.

What this tells us is that caffeine has benefits that we never understood. Sure, we were used to the idea that it helped give us a quick jolt to stay awake, and, in moderation, may even help us maintain our focus on the task at hand. We've even utilized it for its ability to, um, get things moving, if you catch our drift. But now we know that coffee can help us speak to grandma one more time, or at least maybe find out why our car keys keep getting moved off of the shelf we set them down on.

Now, if you don't mind, we're off to get another cup. That unicorn with the muffins on its horn won't be there all day.

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