A binge drinking machine? Mouth spray gets you drunk in seconds
on 04/05/12 at 11:00 amBooze News
The makers claim, however, that the ‘harm’ is limited, because you sober up equally rapidly.
The alcohol is delivered via an aerosol spray, so people feel briefly drunk, then sober up.
But however quickly people might recover, drunkenness can lead to accidents – and it’s also unclear how the device could be misused by alcoholics.
Two American scientists designed the device - a small spray that gives you that instant drunk sensation from less than a drop of alcohol.
The feeling lasts just seconds – but when it fades, you are sober and able to carry on with your day.
The ‘Wahh Quantum Sensations’ delivers just a miniscule dose of alcohol – 0.075ml – directly in to your mouth, but thanks to the aerosol effect, the effect is instantaneous.
With a typical drink containing 40 to 60ml of alcohol, the scientists say it would take a thousand sprays to get the equivalent amount of alcohol into your system.
French designer Philippe Starck and Franco-American scientist David Edwards say the advantages is to enjoy the drunk sensation with none of the harmful effects of alcohol on the body.