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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.]]
17th Apr '16 8:04:10 PM JediGoalie30
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* Axel does this in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' when he searches the warehouse with Jenny and finds the bags of white powder underneath coffee grounds in a crate. It ain't sugar.
22nd Mar '16 7:05:36 PM nombretomado
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* [[ChristopherLloyd "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski]] of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' was apparently able to tell that the coca leaves in some cookies baked by Latka came from "Peru... ''southern'' Peru, 1974... before the rains."

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* [[ChristopherLloyd [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski]] of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' was apparently able to tell that the coca leaves in some cookies baked by Latka came from "Peru... ''southern'' Peru, 1974... before the rains."
18th Mar '16 9:28:24 PM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 5:21:44 PM thatother1dude
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The mysterious white powder (almost) never, ever, ever turns out to be a deadly poison or corrosive chemical that kills or maims our hero outright, despite the fact that he's found something, doesn't know what it is, and is stupid enough to put it directly in his mouth. Even if it isn't poison, the amount that of powder the hero tastes could very easily be far more than his system could handle.

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The mysterious white powder (almost) never, ever, ever turns out to be a deadly poison or corrosive chemical that kills or maims our hero outright, despite the fact that he's found something, doesn't know what it is, and is stupid enough to put it directly in his mouth. Even if it isn't poison, the amount that of powder the hero tastes could very easily be far more than his system could handle.
8th Jan '16 3:57:06 PM jormis29
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Yeah, that's hellfire all right."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Yeah, that's hellfire {{hellfire}} all right."]]



* A variation from ''TotallySpies'' where when the "lava" in a volcano doesn't seem to be as hot as it should be, Sam reaches down and tastes some, revealing it as marinara sauce.
* A variation appeared in ''TheAmazingSpiez''. The kids are investigating the cocooning of various scientists/important people and while on-site, Marc takes the liberty of performing this trope on the yellow substance used on the victim. His siblings are [[{{Squick}} understandably disgusted]] and somewhat baffled but Marc is quick to inform them it's just honey. Now why the SmartGuy of the team in both this and the above example took the liberty of doing this is [[FridgeLogic unclear]].

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* A variation from ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' where when the "lava" in a volcano doesn't seem to be as hot as it should be, Sam reaches down and tastes some, revealing it as marinara sauce.
* A variation appeared in ''TheAmazingSpiez''.''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez''. The kids are investigating the cocooning of various scientists/important people and while on-site, Marc takes the liberty of performing this trope on the yellow substance used on the victim. His siblings are [[{{Squick}} understandably disgusted]] and somewhat baffled but Marc is quick to inform them it's just honey. Now why the SmartGuy of the team in both this and the above example took the liberty of doing this is [[FridgeLogic unclear]].
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