Florida Teens Invent Straw That Detects Date Rape Drugs in Drinks

May 25, 2017

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Three Florida teens have joined in the fight against rape with their weapon of choice, a drinking straw.  Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri were attending an entrepreneurship class at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami when they came up with a simple concept to detect date rape drugs in spiked drinks.  Their color-changing straw works by detecting traces of the most popular forms of date rape drugs, including roofies (Rohypnol), gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and ketamine (Special K). If your drink is spiked, the straw will turn blue. The young women have applied for a patent and hope to advertise their product to college students in hopes of lowering rates of date rape on college campuses across the country.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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