History MustHaveCaffeine / RealLife

26th Mar '18 3:17:12 PM NottellingYou
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* You, probably.
* The British Empire. They were so thoroughly yoked to tea as a stimulant that China put the East India Company 28 million pounds sterling in debt in ''1793'', which had to be paid in ''sterling silver'', which Britain did not want to honor. The EIC retaliated by farming opium in India and illicitly moving it into China to settle their debts, despite the Chinese ban on opium imports. That's right, Britain enslaved India to deal illegal drugs to China just to make sure they could keep paying for the caffeine that their navy ran on.
** Britain takes tea time ''very'' seriously.
6th Mar '18 9:07:22 PM nombretomado
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* Dave Grohl, while in-studio with ThemCrookedVultures. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhdCslFcKFU FRESH POOOTS!]] Unfortunately this landed him in the hospital with heart palpitations, though Dave didn't take long to [[SelfDeprecation make fun of himself]] about it.

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* Dave Grohl, while in-studio with ThemCrookedVultures.Music/ThemCrookedVultures. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhdCslFcKFU FRESH POOOTS!]] Unfortunately this landed him in the hospital with heart palpitations, though Dave didn't take long to [[SelfDeprecation make fun of himself]] about it.
17th Feb '18 11:38:11 PM nombretomado
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* Professional wrestlers are generally big time coffee drinkers. [[UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] and RandySavage were among the biggest consumers. The Warrior claims that before their match at Wrestlemania VII, they consumed a combined ''five gallons''.

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* Professional wrestlers are generally big time coffee drinkers. [[UltimateWarrior [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] and RandySavage Wrestling/RandySavage were among the biggest consumers. The Warrior claims that before their match at Wrestlemania VII, they consumed a combined ''five gallons''.
10th Feb '18 7:31:24 PM SamCurt
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* Probably the most serious political crisis in the GDR after the 1953 revolts and before the events that led to its fall was related to coffee. [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffeekrise_in_der_DDR that other wiki]] has an article on it (in German). Basically, the GDR ran out of hard currency to buy coffee at a time when the world market prices hit a new high. As Saxony (than as now the culturally dominant region of East Germany) was renowned for its "coffee culture" centuries before the GDR rolled around, this became SeriousBusiness. On no other topic did the GDR government ever get so many letters of complaint. And we are talking about a regime that most of the time had a shortage of decent housing. Eventually the GDR resolved the problem by helping Vietnam (which up to that point had no coffee culture or cultivation whatsoever) become the second largest coffee producer in the world.

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* Probably the most serious political crisis in the GDR after the 1953 revolts and before the events that led to its fall was related to coffee. [[https://de.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffeekrise_in_der_DDR org/wiki/East_German_coffee_crisis that other wiki]] has an article on it (in German).it. Basically, the GDR ran out of hard currency to buy coffee at a time when the world market prices hit a new high. As Saxony (than as now the culturally dominant region of East Germany) was renowned for its "coffee culture" centuries before the GDR rolled around, this became SeriousBusiness. On no other topic did the GDR government ever get so many letters of complaint. And we are talking about a regime that most of the time had a shortage of decent housing. Eventually the GDR resolved the problem by helping Vietnam (which up to that point had no coffee culture or cultivation whatsoever) become the second largest coffee producer in the world.
13th Jan '18 11:31:26 AM Jeduthun
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* Music/JohannSebastianBach was well known for having a major coffee habit. He directed an ensemble, the Collegium Musicum, that performed regular concerts in a popular coffee house in Leipzig, Café Zimmermann. He even went so far as to compose a "Coffee Cantata," entitled ''Music/SchweigtStillePlaudertNicht'', which tells a humorous story about a father who tries to get his rebellious daughter to give up her coffee addiction.
7th Dec '17 3:59:36 PM nombretomado
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* Richard O'Brien, from ''TheCrystalMaze'' and ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', reportedly had to go to rehab for caffeine overdose.

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* Richard O'Brien, from ''TheCrystalMaze'' ''Series/TheCrystalMaze'' and ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', reportedly had to go to rehab for caffeine overdose.
13th Nov '17 8:50:00 AM Jhonny
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** There were many cases where the armies of either side were camped close enough together that the outer pickets could talk with each other. When that happened, illicit trading often took place. One of the most common trades was tobacco (Grown in the South) for coffee (Shipped in by Northern trading companies).

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** There were many cases where the armies of either side were camped close enough together that the outer pickets could talk with each other. When that happened, illicit trading often took place. One of the most common trades was tobacco (Grown in the South) for coffee (Shipped in by Northern trading companies).companies, virtually unobtainable in the South due to blockades and chronic southern shortage of hard currency).
12th Nov '17 6:02:53 PM blerg223
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** There were many cases where the armies of either side were camped close enough together that the outer pickets could talk with each other. When that happened, illicit trading often took place. One of the most common trades was tobacco (Grown in the South) for coffee (Shipped in by Northern trading companies). There's also the "ranger dip", where the powdered instant coffee that's in almost every MRE is placed in the mouth like a dip of tobacco, in order to keep awake.

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** There were many cases where the armies of either side were camped close enough together that the outer pickets could talk with each other. When that happened, illicit trading often took place. One of the most common trades was tobacco (Grown in the South) for coffee (Shipped in by Northern trading companies). There's also the "ranger dip", where the powdered instant coffee that's in almost every MRE is placed in the mouth like a dip of tobacco, in order to keep awake.
26th Sep '17 7:48:25 AM Nitramy
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** Preceding him, Darrell Armstrong was known for having five cups of coffee before a game.
24th Jun '17 2:41:25 AM Piterpicher
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* When Washington State was deciding on a design for their state quarter, they took in many suggestions from the public. One suggestion was a steaming mug of coffee, from the proliferation of coffee shops in the {{Seattle}} area and the frequently gray, cold, and windy weather. Also, [[http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2012/07/25/study-finds-pacific-coastal-water-is-caffeinated/ even the region's water has measurable levels of caffeine.]]

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* When Washington State was deciding on a design for their state quarter, they took in many suggestions from the public. One suggestion was a steaming mug of coffee, from the proliferation of coffee shops in the {{Seattle}} UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} area and the frequently gray, cold, and windy weather. Also, [[http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2012/07/25/study-finds-pacific-coastal-water-is-caffeinated/ even the region's water has measurable levels of caffeine.]]
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