How Much Coffee Would It Take To Kill You? How Much Water? How Many…Cherry Pits?

If you find yourself wondering if that third (or fourth, or fifth) coffee will be the cup that goes too far and leads to your untimely, caffeine-induced demise, AsapSCIENCE is here to help. In their latest video, hosts Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain that you'd actually have to consume around 70 cups of coffee to end up dead. Of course, they don't stop at coffee; it's just as valuable to know how much alcohol, water, and, naturally, cherry pits, could kill you. Although we're sure many frat bros would beg to differ, 13 consecutive shots of alcohol could prove fatal, as that amount can cause the areas of the brain that control basic life functions to shut down. Meanwhile, it's been found that you don't need eight glasses of water a day — fewer is fine, if not encouraged. That being said, you'd have to have much, much more than eight glasses for things to really go wrong — about six liters of water can make your brain swell to such an extent that you could have seizures, fall into a coma, and even die. A slightly less practical figure is the one Moffit and Brown offer up around cherries and their lethal potential. You can eat as many as you want, as long as you avoid biting into the pit. In a decisive turn for the terrifying, there's enough cyanide in about two ground cherry pits to kill you, secret-agent-style. In other words, be very, very careful the next time you bake a cherry pie. Check out the entire video below to know your limit for everything from mercury to chocolate.

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