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4th Jan '17 12:06:49 AM DrY9K
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* Bletch the Walrus does this in ''Film/MeetTheFeebles'' with a substance that is said to be cocaine. [[spoiler: Turns out it's borax. He then proceeds to force-feed the borax to the dealer who sold it to him, killing the dealer.]]
1st Jan '17 3:29:48 PM Premonition45
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* Frank Oz's police officer identifies the drugs planted on Louis Winthorpe in ''Film/TradingPlaces'' as PCP using this method. Which is insane considering what even a tiny amount of PCP can do. However, [[DirtyCop since it]] ''[[DirtyCop was]]'' [[DirtyCop a scam and they]] ''[[DirtyCop knew]'' [[DirtyCop it was fake]], it's likely that it was all for show.

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* Frank Oz's police officer identifies the drugs planted on Louis Winthorpe in ''Film/TradingPlaces'' as PCP using this method. Which is insane considering what even a tiny amount of PCP can do. However, [[DirtyCop since it]] ''[[DirtyCop was]]'' [[DirtyCop a scam and they]] ''[[DirtyCop knew]'' knew]]'' [[DirtyCop it was fake]], it's likely that it was all for show.
1st Jan '17 3:29:28 PM Premonition45
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* Frank Oz identifies the drugs planted on Dan Aykroyd in ''Film/TradingPlaces'' as PCP using this method. Which is insane considering what even a tiny amount of PCP can do.

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* Frank Oz Oz's police officer identifies the drugs planted on Dan Aykroyd Louis Winthorpe in ''Film/TradingPlaces'' as PCP using this method. Which is insane considering what even a tiny amount of PCP can do. However, [[DirtyCop since it]] ''[[DirtyCop was]]'' [[DirtyCop a scam and they]] ''[[DirtyCop knew]'' [[DirtyCop it was fake]], it's likely that it was all for show.
4th Nov '16 9:48:32 PM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/TheBlackIce'': Detective Literature/HarryBosch does this when finding a sack of sugar in Cal Moore's apartment. Turns out it really was sugar.
2nd Oct '16 5:20:30 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Lucifer squicks out Detective Chloe by finger-tasting a pool of spilled blood, immediately identifying it as not human (turns out the victim's pet had been killed instead).
14th Jun '16 7:16:06 PM eowynjedi
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-->'''Barney:''' NOT THAT WAY! Take it to the lab!\\
'''Harris:''' I think it's hash, Barn. You know, from the way that I feel.
4th Jun '16 4:00:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the AbleTeam novel "Army of Devils" a cop does this with the "[[SyntheticPlague crazy dust]]" and has to be restrained from attacking his colleagues in BerserkerRage.
* The titular hero of Eragon tries this with a mysterious canteen he finds while tracking the Ra'Zac. It ends up eating through a few layers of skin, though Brom commends him for having the good sense not to try and drink it.

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* In the AbleTeam Literature/AbleTeam novel "Army of Devils" a cop does this with the "[[SyntheticPlague crazy dust]]" and has to be restrained from attacking his colleagues in BerserkerRage.
* The titular hero of Eragon ''Literature/{{Eragon}}'' tries this with a mysterious canteen he finds while tracking the Ra'Zac. It ends up eating through a few layers of skin, though Brom commends him for having the good sense not to try and drink it.
30th May '16 6:15:01 PM wrestlingdog909
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* In a very literal version of this trope, some college students developed [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/26/students-develop-nail-polish-to-detect-date-rape-drugs/ a type of nail polish]] that supposedly changes color when exposed to common date rape drugs. The theory is that women are to stir their drinks with their fingers to see if the colors change. (It should be noted that straight alcohol is the substance most commonly involved in assault, so the fact that there aren't roofies in your drink isn't a guarantee of safety.)



* In a very literal version of this trope, some college students developed [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/26/students-develop-nail-polish-to-detect-date-rape-drugs/ a type of nail polish]] that supposedly changes color when exposed to common date rape drugs. The theory is that women are to stir their drinks with their fingers to see if the colors change. (It should be noted that straight alcohol is the substance most commonly involved in assault, so the fact that there aren't roofies in your drink isn't a guarantee of safety.)

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* In a very literal version of this trope, some college students developed [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/26/students-develop-nail-polish-to-detect-date-rape-drugs/ a type of nail polish]] that supposedly changes color when exposed to common date rape drugs. The theory is that women are to stir their drinks with their fingers to see if the colors change. (It should be noted that straight alcohol is the substance most commonly involved in assault, so the fact that there aren't roofies in your drink isn't a guarantee of safety.)
30th May '16 6:14:25 PM wrestlingdog909
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* In a very literal version of this trope, some college students developed [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/26/students-develop-nail-polish-to-detect-date-rape-drugs/ a type of nail polish]] that supposedly changes color when exposed to common date rape drugs. The theory is that women are to stir their drinks with their fingers to see if the colors change. (It should be noted that straight alcohol is the substance most commonly involved in assault, so the fact that there aren't roofies in your drink isn't a guarantee of safety.)
27th May '16 3:23:59 AM sareforholdingthings
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* ''Webcomic/BiterComics'': A senior detective shows his rookie partner how it's done- [[http://www.bitercomics.com/comic/gut-instinct/ by tasting everything.]]
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