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i’m pleasantly surprised by you, victoria’s secret! dang
Oh how I wish this was real…
tw: rape, sexual assault
“The problem is that date rape drugs are odorless, colorless, and tasteless once they’re in your drink. We all know not to leave our drinks unattended, but the reality is it’s impossible to keep an eye on your drink all night. So what’s the solution? With the help of Dr. John MacDonald, a professor of chemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and with the help of Contract Researching Organizations, DrinkSavvy is developing material that will immediately change color to warn you if a drug is slipped into your drink.”
So Tumblr. You’re notorious for attacking rape culture; just think how much this could do to fix that problem. At time of posting DrinkSavvy is at $2,500 of its $50,000 goal. Let’s signal boost it.
I remember seeing a similar pitch for a product somewhere else (it seems like a heavy subject for Shark Tank but that could have been it) where the big problem was that it was that the testing method was really conspicuous and would give away the fact that you suspected your drink had been tampered with (and if it’s a date you feel skeevy about anyway you probably wouldn’t want to do something that would provoke them), but if you could apply that same chemistry to something like a straw or a garnish skewer it could do so much to keep people safe at college parties and the like.
Definitely check it out, even a contribution as small as $10 gets you a pack of 100 straws or 50 plastic cups. This seems like the kind of thing that would be really good to approach student unions with, they’re more expensive than solo cups, but it’s possible you could make a case for your school to approach the company and ask about bulk rates for on-campus pub nights and that sort of thing.
Prepare your feels… (via SoulPancake)
Someone decided to put ice cube on the drink machine at dining hall.. My hero tbh
In Toronto, a vending machine that sells random books for $2 apiece.