Soon, a fresh manicure could have the potential to save your life.
Mixing chemistry with cosmetics, four male undergraduates at North Carolina State University have created Undercover Colors, a nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.
Assuming that it actually works of course.
But it’s clever in two ways.
The first is that it solves that problem of how does a woman make sure she’s not being fed rohypnol (doesn’t entirely solve the basic problem of course, the only time I’ve ever seen someone being fed such was in Russia, a couple of tarts were going to roll the guy when the barkeep stepped in and stopped them taking him away) without carrying a chemistry lab around with her.
The second is in a business sense. There’s few who actually do get so drugged: but there’s many more who would buy or use the product in order to avoid it. The market is vastly larger than the problem.