From 1845 to 1852, there was the Irish Potato Famine. 1 million deaths.
In 1921, there was the great Russian famine. 5 million deaths.
In 2012, there was the great Starbucks famine. 32 million deaths.
From the submitter:
[blockquote]"The old and creaky Coffee pot leaked its last leak on the plywood stand. In it's place we got a sleek new model that has an automatic brew. The funeral was held on a Wednesday in the afternoon. The mourners gathered to share in their greif. Mr. Coffee senior had no living relatives and got awarded with the medal of 'I've lived for too long'"[/blockquote]
Starbucks is asking its customers to channel caffeine into creative cup designs, then tweet their masterpieces using the hashtag #WhiteCupContest. The grand prize? Your design sold on a re-usable cup, 25 of the cups, and a $300 Starbucks gift card. Last call for submissions is May 12th.