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Coming to a bar near you? Date-rape drug detecting glasses

Firegoat Aug 13, 2013 07:05 AM

http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/08/dat...

This is kind of an interesting idea. I could see them being popular at college-type bars.

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    youareabunny Aug 13, 2013 10:22 AM

    It's certainly a help but I think an issue with that lies in the fact that it only tests for certain drugs. If someone puts something else in it won't show positive.

    We just need to make sure that we get the drinks ourselves. Or do like I do and make them drink it first and hope they haven't built up a tolerance. Then again I like to live dangerously.

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      JonParker Aug 13, 2013 11:48 AM

      For some reason (I really can't imagine why) someone spiked my ex-girlfriend's drink in a bar once. She was in no danger of being raped since she was with me, but it made her very sick. Hopefully they can expand the range of drugs that are detectable.

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        youareabunny Aug 13, 2013 11:51 AM

        Some people just do things to be jerks, a local playground was recently hit with razor blades. really? Putting razor blades where children play...

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      youareabunny Aug 13, 2013 10:23 AM

      By the way, when I first read your post I literally read glasses, as in x ray glasses :)

      I was so impressed!

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        Firegoat Aug 13, 2013 11:55 AM

        I am imagining them like the X-ray specs that were in the back of comic books when we were kids.

      2. alliegator Aug 13, 2013 10:38 AM

        I like it, it's a good idea. As mentioned above, it won't detect everything, but it's certainly a step in the right direction.

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          youareabunny Aug 13, 2013 11:52 AM

          Can they make std detecting condoms? Oh boy

          Omg, somebody please get Mr Danzy an investor.
          http://www.google.com/patents/US20060...

          1. pinehurst Aug 13, 2013 12:00 PM

            I'm a couple of decades past college, but before anything, I would stand by the old adages of "watch your drink" and "bring friends". I hate beer but if I was with a crowd I didn't know, I'd opt for bottled beer, opened in front of me, and I'd always keep an eye on friends who were drinking some sketchy punch out of the red plastic cups. But then I'm a cautious cathy.

            1. girloftheworld Aug 14, 2013 03:01 PM

              I think it may give a false sense of security..
              I am not planning on being a "drinker" but have already been drilled with the
              dont drink something that has been "sent over" it is better to be rude than sorry later or dead
              Dont leave your drinkeven take it to the bathroom your friends never watch it as close as you think
              stay in a group
              never leave a friend behind

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