I never did understand the Red Bull craze. I tried it a couple of times and did not like it one bit. But I see kids everywhere with cans of Red Bull in their hands. Seems like a very 'in' drink now. And judging by the name, it makes one feel like a bull who has seen red.
A school has banned Red Bull after staff reported a rise in bad behaviour by students who had consumed the high-energy drink. Teachers at Chatsmore Catholic High School in Worthing, West Sussex said there had been a noticeable increase in "inappropriate behaviour" by pupils, who became rowdier in lessons. Acting head Anne Ward said Red Bull and the Tesco-branded Kick high energy drinks had now been banned from its grounds. She said: "We found that a small number of children's behaviour was less appropriate after they had been drinking these drinks. (Link)
So now to counter the effects of a high energy drink, we have an anti-energy drink called the extreme relaxation beverage 'Drank'. This sounds like something I might like to try even though there is no beverage quite as relaxing as wine.
This is a carbonated, grape-flavored beverage spiked with melatonin, valerian root and rose hips. Apparently it is "very, very popular in Houston," and it's sold throughout the south in liquor and convenience stores. So, does it make you sleepy? I asked the publicist. Yes, and she hears it's good with vodka. Oh, something that makes it more likely I'll fall asleep while drinking? Excellent. What, you might wonder, was the creator thinking? I'm glad you asked. He was thinking of the hip hop community. Direct from the press release:
From design to production, every aspect of this calming drink was inspired by today’s popular hip hop artists who embrace the much sought-after hip hop lifestyle that encourages people to capture a stress-free state of mind. (Link)