Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Red Bull Reporters On Crack

More stupidity from the science-as-reporting crowd: Red Bull has cocaine!

BERLIN (AP) — Six German states have told retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks after a test found a trace amount of cocaine.

This despite the immediate statement from Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment declaring it OK.

Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment said Monday that the cocaine level was too low to pose a health risk. It planned to produce a more detailed report Wednesday.

This kind of reporting / overreaction is mild when compared to the median. Aptly illustrated by Jorge Cham over at PhDComics.com.

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