Ever wondered how much water/caffeine/alcohol you’d need to drink to reach a lethal dose? This graphic shows the median lethal dose for all three!
Read more detail about LD50 tests in the accompanying post: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ol
Don’t think this is accurate at all. Took 21 shots my my 21st birthday. Ten straight then 5 mins later 11 more.
I was debating the shots as well. I have taken more than 13 in one night
I feel it’s worth taking the time to clarify some points on the LD50 of these substances - the information is present in the graphic/accompanying article, but seems to be being overlooked.
Firstly: the LD50 value is for a dose taken all at once. Secondly, it’s the value at which you’d have a 50% chance of death. Some people could drink more than this and live; conversely, some could drink less than this and die. The figures are also for a person of average weight (75kg), and in reality physical and medical conditions are also factors.
For alcohol, this is the calculated value, for the alcohol content specified (40% alcohol, 45ml shots). Personal drinking history, whether or not you’re drinking on an empty stomach, and physical/medical condition can all affect this value.