Researchers have come up with an idea of giving an entire community a drug test using just a teaspoon of wastewater from a city’s sewer plant. Although single drug user can not be pin pointed, it however will help the authorities with tracking the spread of dangerous drugs in a community.
Oregon State University scientists tested 10 unnamed American cities for remnants of drugs, both legal and illegal, from wastewater streams. They were able to show that they could get a good snapshot of what people are taking.
“It’s a community urinalysis,” said Caleb Banta-Green, a University of Washington drug abuse researcher who was part of the Oregon State team. The scientists presented their results Tuesday at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.
Further details on the test can be read in this news article.
There was an infamous incident involving Lorena Bobbitt back in 1993, when she severed John’s penis with a kitchen knife, created popular sensation and was a frequent subject of jokes and joking references. It seems, the history is repeating in various forms in different places. In a latest news, a woman set fire to her ex-husband’s penis as he sat without any clothes watching television and drinking vodka in Moscow.
The divorced couple, separated three years back, were sharing a small flat as the property costs are very high and living together after divorce is considered something common in Russia. (Reuters)
Looks like the fire within the wife is to be blamed!
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