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Good Ideas: Date Rape Drug Detecting Fingernail Polish

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A group of students from North Carolina State University are developing Undercover Colors, a line of fingernail polishes that can detect the presence of common date rape drugs (GHB, Rohypnol and Xanax) by swirling a finger in your drink (previously: drug detecting straws, cups and lip balm). If the nail polish changes color, drugs have been detected. If the nail polish doesn't change color, you just swirled a finger in your drink. A small price to pay for knowing whether or not your date is a potential rapist. Now give me the drink. I'll chug it and still kick his ass twice before I black out.

Thanks to Lara, who mentioned hoping they come in metallic colors.

There are Comments.
  • GuB

    Most date rape drugs other than plain old ethanol are seriously overblown in proportion.
    However I see another use for such nail polish : testing the drug you actually want to take. A major problem with street drugs is that you don't really know what you are buying, and such tests may be useful to make sure you really get what you payed for.
    I wouldn't be surprised if some of these "rape drug detectors" were actually targeting willing drug users.

  • sh

    Mandatory police issue?

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    I would like to see a couple pass out at the same time because both tried to drug each other.

  • Andrew Newton

    Or they both simultaneously find out they're wearing the same brand of finger nail polish in this scenario.

  • zin

    NEW TREND INCOMING
    Girls that use this nail polish & actively seek rapists so that they can show off their magically color-changing nails.

  • Beanhimself

    NNNNNNNNOOooooooooo................

  • Joel Lamm

    Now they just need one of the fingernails to have poison on it. That way if they catch a creep putting it in their drink, they can just return the favor by dropping poison in the creeps drink. Take that rapists!!!

  • DeathBotGamma

    I'm in no way condoning a rapists actions and I think this is a wonderful invention but ladies please stop hanging around these shady bastards. fucking hell, you'll go to the bathroom with 12 other girls but drink by yourselves. Watch each other's back.

  • Sebastiann Elegant√© Neely

    A lot of people end up drugged and raped by people they knew and trusted; there is no "rapist look" because it could literally be anyone.

  • sh

    You're right! Hidden agendas are common in the 'friend zone'. It's also been proven that most murders of women is by someone they have had a relationship with. Your friends are not always your friends. Great point!

  • DeathBotGamma

    Never said a rapists look. Read it before you comment. Shady Bastards is the term I use. The f'd up thing is I state that i don't condone they're actions but your all tearing me up like I do , so Fuck You All. Thank you

  • Andrew Newton

    I've had a girlfriend and her friend get shit dropped into their drinks by some random dudes at a bar they frequented. They caught them before drinking, but it's absurd to think it's just as easy as "hey women, stop hanging out with shady dudes. I mean really, everyone can point out what a rapist looks like. How can you not tell someone is a rapist, I mean, they look LIKE EVERY OTHER FUCKING DUDE YOU RUN INTO ON THE STREET. Get a clue you dumb bimbos."

  • sh

    They'd run out of victims quick if they had a 'I'm a rapist' tattoo on their foreheads!

  • DeathBotGamma

    Very true, it's obviously easier said than done. That's why I applaud the invention. I'm not calling women anything derogatory I'm just saying watch out for each other. If they are so friendly that they'll allow strangers that close to they're drinks then like I said watch each other's back. Don't get mad at me for your girls experience.

  • Andrew Newton

    It's just a ridiculous statement to say "don't hang out with shady guys" cause if it was that easy, this product wouldn't be necessary in the first place.

  • Andrew Newton

    "hey women, don't drink at all!" You ever thought of that? you dumb sluts getting tricked by all these duchebros. You're to blame for getting ruffied"

    something stupid people actually believe.

  • sh

    Hey Andrew, since when does a woman drinking in a bar make her a slut? And it is NEVER OK to drug ANYONE'S drink or food! Don't forget your club on your way out, douchbag. Hopefully one day someone will do this to you, then tie you naked to the inside of a pen full of hungry calves!

  • Matt Cammarota

    This is such a stupid comment its not thier fault theres assholes out there that cant get any without making a girl unconscious then forcing it on them without thier knowledge a girl should be able to have drinks without worrying about it, now if they go beyond thier limit and make a stupid choice thats different thats thier decision being drugged and raped isnt youre probably one of these douche bags youre referring to

  • Andrew Newton

    My statement is getting called 'stupid' by someone with no reading comprehension and absolutely no punctuation, save for one lonely comma. This has to be a bad attempt at a troll.

  • sh

    P.S. I'm a linguist. (google it)

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