Monster? Red Bull? Pfft. Duracell has been powering the world before you were but a gleam in Xtreme sports' eye.

Yes, Duracell has an energy drink—with a masterful coppertop can design—that's actually been out in the Czech market since 2008. Sadly, the drink doesn't zap its consumers with a jolt of electricity after plugging into some sort of oversized backpack, instead defaulting to energy drink mainstays like caffeine, taurine, B vitamins and good old sugar to get the job done. Then again, something tells me that NiCd doesn't taste so great anyway. [Duracell and Master in Imagineering via Le Journal du Geek]

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