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August 20, 2004 @ 6:23am

coca-cola c2Last month, officials at several military bases were concerned about the security risks of a Coca-Cola contest that rigged Coke cans with cell phones and GPS chips. The NSA and Army bases including Fort Knox declared these cans a threat to security and advised engineers and soldiers to examine their soda in advance and to leave them at home if they contained any of this eavesdropping technology.

Now that's not practical for a caffeine addict like myself. You can't open a can of Coke at home and expect it to still be fresh when you get to work. A caffeine addict's motto is: never open a two-liter bottle that you can't finish today. Tomorrow morning, it's just not the same. It's well on its way to flat. It has lost that certain, oh, I don't know what, but I know the French have a nice way of putting it.

Anyway, caffeine addicts don't really drink tiny little cans of soda and that's not my point.

Well, they finally figured out what was going on. It had nothing to do with cell phones or GPS chips. Somebody was worried that if you put two cans of C2 next to each other, you get C-4.

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