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Valve recently released a tumbler for the Bonk! Atomic Punch from Team Fortress 2. It’s a secondary weapon in the game, and it’s highly dangerous. A Reddit user purchased a tumbler before they sold out and took a picture of the hilarious fine print on the warning label. Bonk! exceeds the daily recommended allowance for sugar by 11,000%. That’s nothing.

Be sure to click the photo of the label to enlarge and see all the funny warnings.

See a picture of the actual tumblers after the break.

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There is an almost total lack of details about this energy drink concept by Jackie Gendloff, with the exception of this simple product description:

This line of collector’s item energy drinks is for gamers brings the video game Mario to life. With the tagline, “giving you the energy to level up,” the flavor, Star, gives the audience a feeling of ‘1 up.’ Power, the high-energy blend, gives an extra boost. The action-packed organic blend of Health is for those who need energy but more wholesome.

Check out the additional pics after the jump, and let the curiosity begin.

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The manufacturer of Monster has been sued by the mother of a 14-year old girl who died after drinking 2 cans of the energy drink within a 24 hour period. According to the mother, the girl died from “caffeine toxicity in the setting of a cardiac arrhythmia”, and claims that the company was aware of potential health risks but withheld the information from customers.

Apparently the FDA has received 37 incident reports allegedly related to Monster, five of which involve deaths. The company released a statement to Bloomberg denying any wrongdoing:

Over the past 16 years Monster has sold more than 8 billion energy drinks, which have been safely consumed worldwide… Monster does not believe that its beverages are in any way responsible for the death of [the 14-year-old]. Monster is unaware of any fatality anywhere that has been caused by its drinks.

A 24-ounce Monster contains roughly 240 mg of caffeine, which is about 1.7 times the amount that a soda could have and still be considered safe by the FDA. However, this is less than the approx. 330 mg the FDA says is contained in a 16-ounce coffee. From 2005-2009 emergency room visits related to energy drinks increased tenfold, prompting Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to ask the FDA to consider imposing caffeine limits on energy drinks. And, we assume, keep them mouse-free.

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It doesn’t matter how many zombies are wandering through your neighborhood—at some point you’ll need to sleep. But what if you’re in dire straits and absolutely must stay awake? That’s when you break out the Zombie Shots energy drinks. They come in a cool shotgun shell container and have as much caffeine as a strong cup of coffee. You can even hold on to the container and refill it with your favorite beverage once the zombie threat has passed.

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My energy level is over 9000!

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5-Hour Energy My Ass

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If you guessed a dead mouse, you would be correct.

As you might imagine, 19-year old Vitaliy Sulzhik “vomited everywhere” upon the discovery and is now suing the makers of Monster Energy Drink.

He said: ‘I put it down and I felt it was still heavy. So I backwashed it and all this debris went into my mouth.

Bah! *Gaaaagggg* That is epically disgusting. Of course, it’s hard to believe this kind of story these days, but the can was sent to a Seattle-based forensics company where it was cut open and examined. No signs of trauma from being forced through the can opening and the rat wasn’t poisoned. So, the story seems to check out.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the can was purchased from can from a Fred Meyer U.S. supermarket in Des Moines, Iowa last year.

(via Daily Mail)

This Romulan Ale energy drink sports an authentic blue color but, sadly, it won’t get you intoxicated. However, you will get a jolt with 84 mg of caffeine and a host of vitamins in each can. Of course, you could always drop a little spirit in there and create the Romulan version of Four Loko. It’s banned all across the galaxy.

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