The “Gilmore Girls” drink a lot of coffee. In fact, they’re famous for it. But are Lorelai and Rory (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) drinking responsibly? Science educator Bill Nye did the math (watch above). “Scientists believe 400 milligrams of caffeine in four cups of coffee is safe,” Nye explains. “But take a look at Lorelai and Rory … They’re actually downing 12 to 24 cups an episode. That’s up to 2,400 milligrams an hour, and over 50,000 milligrams per day — whoa! I’m feeling wired just talking about it. That’s why they talk so fast.”
Bill Nye rose to fame in the 1990s with his educational series “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which ran from 1993 to 1998 and won Nye seven Daytime Emmys, including Best Children’s Series in 1999 and 2000. Now he’s on Netflix hosting a new science series, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” which premiered on the streaming service on April 21 for a first season consisting of 13 half-hour episodes. Each episode of the show tackles a different topic from a scientific perspective and features lab demonstrations, panel discussions, and correspondent reports.
“Gilmore Girls” is another fan-favorite that was recently revived by Netflix. It originally ran from 2000-2007 on the WB and CW networks, and came back last fall for a four-part limited series, “A Year in the Life.” Fans got to revisit their favorite Stars Hollow characters, and were relieved to find that Lorelai and Rory hadn’t died of caffeine poisoning. But if Nye is right they should probably try cutting down a bit.
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