i'll take two
Great googly moogly! A new pill evidently shuts off the urge to sleep, enabling those who take it to stay up for 40 straight hours, recovering refreshed after an eight-hour snooze ready to do it all over again.
Here's an interesting factoid from the story:
Caffeine -- the globe's most widely used drug -- today is a bigger food additive in dollar terms than salt. The U.S. soft drink industry alone sold 10 billion 192-ounce cases of bubbly last year, most of it caffeinated.