Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if it detects an Sexually Transmitted Illness
Not quite caught red-handed but caught red... actually we'd rather not finish that sentence.
A group of teenagers in the UK have developed a condom that can change colour when it comes into contact with sexually transmitted illnesses. That's right.
Daanyaal Ali (14), Muaz Nawaz (13) and Chirag Shah (14) revealed their invention, cleverly called the S.T.EYE, at the Teen Tech Awards in London and picked up an award in the health category while they were at it.
While we're not quite sure whether someone asked the obvious question about what in the name of hell were 13 and 14-year olds doing concerning themselves with condoms, the trio did earn plenty of kudos for a product containing an in-built indicator that changes colour depending on the type of infection it picks up.
Privacy was one of the main factors behind the product according to its inventors, who believe that men being able to detect harmful STIs in the privacy of their own homes as opposed to at the doctor's will be of huge appeal.
"We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation," 14-year Daanyaal Ali is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
"We wanted to make something that make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctors.
"We've made sure we're able to give peace of mind to users and make sure people can be even more responsible than ever before."
Fair play to the lads for a game-changing invention; we just pity the poor fellas who end up red in a region other than the face during the trial basis.
Hat-tip to the Daily Mirror