Ice Cubes Tell You When to Stop Drinking
Let’s talk alcohol, as Homer Simpson once said, it’s “the cause and solution to all of life’s problems”. Sure, it’s a blast to go out and get schwasted with the homies every now and again, but sometimes things can get out of hand. There is nothing worse than waking up face down on a stranger’s bathroom floor, remembering the horrifying rendition of “Ballroom Blitz” you performed in front of all your new friends. Not that I know from experience…
So you’ve had a few too many. We’ve all been there. Now, there is a new product which will help you slow down, and be more aware of your alcohol intake as the night gets crazier. “Cheers” are alcohol-aware ice cubes which warn drinkers that they have had too much. The jellied cubes are capable of calculating sips, resulting in a “reliable guess” as to how drunk you may be. There are electronics inside each of the cubes, which causes an LED bulb to change from green, to orange, and red as you continue to drink.
If you go beyond the drinking limit (ie: if the cubes are red and you just go on sipping…) the cubes will send your close friend a text message via smartphone, informing them of your “drinking problem”. Kind of extreme, but I’m digging the safety vibes. Drunk driving is a real drag, and you don’t want to be that guy.
From the video’s page, developer Dhairya Dand has a special message explaining why he developed these ice cubes:
“After an alcohol induced blackout, I made self-aware glowing ice-cubes that beat to the ambient music. The electronics inside the ice-cubes know how fast and how much you are drinking. The cubes change color from green to orange to finally red as you keep drinking beyond the safety limit. If things get out of control, the cubes send a text to your close friend using your smartphone. dhairyadand.com”
Bonus: The “Cheers” ice cubes match the beat of ambient music when they are glowing! So if you’re trying to be responsible and track how much you are drinking, without totally giving yourself away, you can just act like the cubes are a party favor.