New 'Smart Cups' Detect Presence Of Date Rape Drugs

December 11, 2012


Plastic drinkware manufacturer Drink Savvy (links to Indiegogo fundraising site if you want to contribute) has developed a cocktail cup that provides a visual warning if it detects the presence of the three most common date rape drugs (GHB, ketamine and rohypnol). Wow, drugging people at the bar -- if only your family could see you now.

Founder Mike Abramson said he plans to use the discovery to create a set of products, including cups, glassware, stirrers and straws, that he hopes will be used to help reduce date rape.

The company is trying to raise $50,000 so it can produce the cups and straws and begin selling them online, according to a fundraising appeal posted on the website Indiegogo.

I'm not sure how successful cup sales will be, but bringing your own supply of drug-detecting stirrers with you -- that's not a bad idea. So is only drinking from the flask you brought from home -- that's what I do. "Because you're a cheapskate." An UNDRUGGABLE cheapskate. Be safe, ladies and gentlemen. And for you creepers out there, just remember -- there's a special place in hell for rapists (SPOILER: on the end of the devil's wiener).

Thanks to Pyrblaze, who agrees if you're seriously drugging people at the bar you should just admit defeat at life and go bellyflop into a volcano (or cannonball, I don't care).

  • Can the products also say "It's a trap!". Anyway, this is a great idea for a product.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    How am I supposed to get dates now?

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Two downvotes? The internet is SrsBzns!!

    All I'm saying is that they took my Plan A away. Now all I'm left with is Plan B, and I usually reserve that for the morning glass of orange juice. I don't need any surprises in 9 months.

  • Ben Udkow

    Challenge accepted!

  • Luka Mlinar

    giggity :(

  • frizz

    Ah, wicked. I also want to note that I think it's great that you're not making jokes at the victim's expense and actually finger pointing at rapists, rather than being like "See ladies? Now you'll have no excuse!" like some other sites...

  • The drug-detecting stirrer sounds like a great idea too, GW :)

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