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in case you did not know, you NEED some bacteria to survive

That still doesn't mean that the person would need caffeine.
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in case you did not know, you NEED some bacteria to survive

That still doesn't mean that the person would need caffeine.
ugh

caffeine addicted bacterium replaces/displaces your original beneficial bacteria... shall i go on?
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Humor guys, humor.

(or did the humor eating bacteria get yours?)
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Humor guys, humor.

(or did the humor eating bacteria get yours?)
THAT IS A REAL THING????
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in case you did not know, you NEED some bacteria to survive

That still doesn't mean that the person would need caffeine.
ugh

caffeine addicted bacterium replaces/displaces your original beneficial bacteria... shall i go on?

Okay so the original bacteria that was there was doing a job, and now it's been replaced by bacteria that only eats caffeine. My body is not going to crave caffeine because the bacteria wants it not my body. So the bacteria dies because it got no caffeine. That just leaves a proverbial hole where the original bacteria was, which will probably build up again over time (though you'd probably get sick of some sort). Your body does not have a bacteria quota, where it doesn't matter what bacteria is there as long as it's got "some", which is what I get from your post. Your body needs the right bacteria.

Basically the situation is remedied by antibiotics and some probiotics.
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Humor guys, humor.

(or did the humor eating bacteria get yours?)
THAT IS A REAL THING????

er mah gerdz

i got a bad case of the serious tongue.gif


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Okay so the original bacteria that was there was doing a job, and now it's been replaced by bacteria that only eats caffeine. My body is not going to crave caffeine because the bacteria wants it not my body. So the bacteria dies because it got no caffeine. That just leaves a proverbial hole where the original bacteria was, which will probably build up again over time (though you'd probably get sick of some sort). Your body does not have a bacteria quota, where it doesn't matter what bacteria is there as long as it's got "some", which is what I get from your post. Your body needs the right bacteria.

Basically the situation is remedied by antibiotics and some probiotics.

well there is this http://healthnews.ediets.com/health-topics/chocolate-cravings-a-weakness-or-bacteria-induced.html

the bacteria could make you crave coffee to stay alive.... im my case nothing would change
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Joke or not, I'm pretty sure I've met plenty of people in my life who fit this bill. Scientists don't need to invent anything.
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lol, nice comments guys/gals biggrin.gif

Although I would be extra cautious of releasing any type of bacteria to go forth and multiply in the oceans, doing whatever they are supposed to do. Something could go very wrong.
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In other news, new source of Aspartame is found. "The scientists developed bacteria's feces is a great new source of Aspartame"...
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ugh

caffeine addicted bacterium replaces/displaces your original beneficial bacteria... shall i go on?

If the caffeine addicted bacterium requires caffeine to reproduce, it probably can't displace your original beneficial bacteria. You're not going to provide it with adequate amounts unless you consume nothing but caffeine pills.
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