Teens invent straw that detects date rape drugs in drink

They’re only in high school, but three students at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami have come up with an amazing idea - straws that can detect date rape drugs. Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri invented the straws during an entrepreneurship class.

Carolina says; "being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we came to high school. It’s such a common problem. Statistics say it’s one in every five women, which is so many people.

Victoria explains how it works; "The straw has two test strips, so if you put it into a drink, it will determine whether it’s drugged or not. If it is drugged, the strip will turn to a navy color.”

Their prototype detects the most common date rape drugs Rohypnol, also called roofies, GHB, and Ketamine, also called Special K. Now they have a patent pending for their design and hope their straws make it to bars, clubs, and restaurants to help women know what they’re drinking is safe.

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