Billionaire Red Bull Creator Dies

Louis Peitzman · 03/17/12 02:58PM

The Thai billionaire who created popular energy drink Red Bull three decades ago has died at 89. Chaleo Yoovidhya founded T.C. Pharmaceuticals, who first developed Red Bull — or as it's known in Thailand, Krathing Daeng.

Old People All Drinking 'Energy Shots' Now

Hamilton Nolan · 06/02/11 11:31AM

Have the elderly people around you been acting rather crackheaded lately? Don't worry, it's not Alzheimers (yet)! They're all drinking "5 Hour Energy" shots just as fast as they can, the old coots. They'll probably die soon(er).

Study: Sugar Water Is Bad for Kids

Jeff Neumann · 05/30/11 11:43AM

A groundbreaking new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests that sports and energy drinks — those high in sugar, calories and other crap — aren't really good for kids, and that parents should focus on feeding their children nutrient-rich vegetables and other foods instead. Whoa.

'Dude, I Got It. The Name!'

Hamilton Nolan · 05/29/09 03:34PM

Pussy™ Energy Drink: "Pussy is a 100% natural drink. No nasty chemicals and nothing manufactured."Pussy is Jonnie Shearer's vision. He set up from his bedroom at 21 and launched in June 2004." You can't go wrong, copywriting-wise. Pussy's not available in America, sadly. [Here, via Copyranter]

Yeah, I Had A Couple Of Energy Drinks To Fight The Jet Lag

Douglas Reinhardt · 08/27/08 11:15AM

At a press conference for the 30 Days of Beauty & Fashion event in Sydney, Australia, actress/model Eva Mendes admitted that she was just the tiniest bit jet lagged from her flight. Mendes told reporters that she has a wonderful aid in fight against her jet leg: energy drinks. Mendes said, "So, right now, my body is telling me that it's Tuesday morning in Los Angeles and I should be asleep, but it's late Wednesday morning here in Sydney and according to most Aussies, I should be up being productive. So, I've had... I don't know how many energy drinks right now, but it's gotten me to the point where my body is feeing like a Tuesday night. I want to say around like 11 pm. I'll be good for a while. I'm not going to do a walkabout, but I could go shopping." Mendes also pointed out that she has an assistant on-call at all times to provide orange slices and a B-12 shot in case she crashes.

Outdated Magazine Launches Outdated Product

Hamilton Nolan · 02/21/08 09:27AM

Just when you thought you'd have to settle for one of those other 23837766992753 energy drink products that don't quite reflect your lifestyle, comes the news that Playboy is finally launching its own energy drink. It has that bunny on the can, and it has energetic ingredients, and it is called "Playboy Energy Drink." The company says it gives "customers a taste of the lifestyle that has always been associated with the Playboy brand." Mmm. So what does it taste like?