He Drank 47 Cups of Coffee a Day and What Happened Was Beyond Amazing
Now, you’d think that anybody consuming such an insane amount of coffee would get the jitters to the point that they’d be walking around on the ceiling like a gecko. What actually happened, though, was far more amazing.
While on the world’s hugest coffee buzz, Honore de Balzac wrote 47 novels, 12 novellas, 18 short stories, and 8 plays. Balzac also created the world’s first continuing series with character crossovers–the model for all genre fiction. You think Stan Lee created a lot of heroes and villains? Well, Balzac invented and juggled 2,472 named characters.
Even more amazingly, Balzac created this mass of intellectual property without using a computer or even a typewriter. Or even a sharpie. No, that huge creative output came out of a hand-cut quill pen. And the writing wasn’t fluff. Quite the contrary, Balzac is widely considered the most influential novelist of all time.
On the other hand, you might want to step up your game a bit. According to multiple studies, you get the greatest benefit from coffee if you drink between 6 and 8 cups a day, or roughly a quart brewed “Americano.” So most people, sadly, probably aren’t drinking enough. Bottoms up!
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