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Work In Progress Product of the Month: Undercover Colors


Illustrated by Natsumi

Date Rape is a serious crime that we unfortunately hear on the news on a regular basis. A victim whose drink has been spiked with a sedative drug gets semi-unconscious, and eventually gets assaulted. We should, of course, condemn this type of crime.

But, girls also deserve to enjoy having a chat over drink without a fear of the crime. Four engineering students at North Carolina State University came up with an amazing idea and founded a company, “Undercover Colors”.

If you have your nails done with this special nail polish that they invented, all you have to do is stick your finger in and stir your drink even without being noticed. If your nail polish color changes, then it indicates that it contains sedative drug such as Flunitrazepam, Alprazolam and GHB. The changed color alerts you that you are at imminent risk.

You don’t get surprised to see your friend meeting a stranger who she has just met on dating apps nowadays. And, this nail polish might be a good way to act with extra caution in this situation too.

By the way, some critics say that guys should be educated and taught not to assault girls rather than girls taught how to protect themselves against the crime. However, at least from a view point of “making”, it is admirable for them to come up with a new idea that would help with already existing issue.

This product is not available yet, but there is a rumor that it will be available for purchase in 2017.