Red Bull, the gentle laxative Six German states have banned Red Bull Cola, classifying the the energy drink as a narcotic, after it tested positive for cocaine: all of .1 microgram in an 8 ounce can. Suggesting the country is overreacting, one researcher points out, “it’s not even cocaine itself. According to the tests we carried out, it’s a non-active degradation product with no effect on the body.” |BBC|