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Rotgutonix. Digital rotgut detector, an original gift for revelers.

Rotgutonix detects adulterated alcohol, commonly known as rotgut. Rotgutonix has a built-in chemical sensor that can detect the quality of several alcoholic beverage brands. If the drink in question is rotgut, the gadget will indicate as much on its liquid crystal screen. You can have a look at the use instructions, which explain how Rotgutonix works in full detail.

InstruccionesRotgutonix is an original gifts that’s great for party-animals, and in general for anyone who wants to have a couple of drinks (or more) without running the risk of being poisoned, Rotgutonix is probably one of the best investments you can make to safeguard your health, it’ll help you avoid the fearsome side-effects of a rotgut hangover. The nighttime is a little less dangerous with Rotgutonix.

This is a prototype still in the marketing phase. At present, the device is set to analyze the following brands: Johnny Walker, JB, DYC, Pampero, Brugal and Havana club, although in future version we expect that Rotgutonix will be able to analyze the chemical composition of over 20 well-known brands, mainly rum, whisky, gin, and vodka.

The dangers of rotgut

Drinking rotgut can result in an abnormal burning sensation in the throat, massive headache, nausea, vomiting, gastric irritation, or it can lead to a state of drunkenness and general malaise that sometimes lasts for days. It can also cause irreversible blindness and even death.

In order to avoid adulterated drinks, public authorities and health officials’ advice us to buy alcoholic beverages only at authorized places of business. Bottles should always have an intact seal stuck on them, and there should be no particles floating in the liquid.

The rotgut controversy

There’s a great deal of controversy about whether substituting brand-name drinks for rotgut is really a common practice. There’s a war of numbers, with some sources citing 1% and others 40%, and some even affirm that this is an urban legend. The truth is that, according to recent surveys, a large majority of young adults agree almost unanimously that many bars and discotheques serve rotgut. This is the conclusion reached in a study compiled by Esta noche Madrid, a website that specializes in nighttime leisure.

However, the Madrid City Council affirms that the use of "rotgut" in night spots around the city amounts to only 1% and that this fraud – which consists of partially or completely substituting a prestigious brand-name alcoholic beverage for a cheaper one of lesser quality- has been "practically eradicated". Controversy is served.

The Creator

Rotgutonix was designed by Emilio Alarcón for Curiosite. This Spanish very experienced engineer and designer has created such projects as Study Ball and Condometric. According to the creator’s own statements, “One night, I went out for a couple of drinks with some friends, I only had two drinks but the next day I had a massive hangover, I was lightheaded and nauseous. I was supposed to work that day, but I felt so horribly ill that I had to go back home. I came up for the idea for Rotgutonix while under the effects of that terrible hangover; you could say it’s an invention that was born of a hangover. Everyone knows there’s a lot of rotgut being served out there. A lot of bars are getting away with poisoning us at night.”

 
 
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