Of Note: Red Bull, a.k.a. Ox Bile Soda?
If this is true, I'm sure all those Red-Bull-and-Vodka guzzling hipsters in bars around the world will be surprised to hear this, especially the vegetarians of the bunch. First, of course, there's the eew factor -- I mean, who really wants to be drinking Ox bile? And second, there's the safety issue: Where are they getting the ox bile? How is it being handled? If the FDAs of the world aren't regulating it to make sure it comes from healthy oxen, who is? All very interesting questions. And if this is not true, I'd be very curious to hear how and why the rumor got started. But regardless of the whole ox bile issue, I wouldn't mind if Red Bull was banned all together ... really, who needs that much caffeine? I'm hyper enough without it, thank you: Just one of those babies and I'd be a jittery-babbling mess with no choice but to sprint from New York City to Maine just to get it out of my system.