Thursday, March 21, 2013

An Inhalable ‘Whisky Tornado’ That Can Get You Drunk

An Inhalable ‘Whisky Tornado’ That Can Get You Drunk:

UK-based design duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr of Bompas & Parr have created a ‘whisky tornado’ that can actually make you drunk when inhaled.

Dubbed as the ‘world’s first whisky tornado’, the spinning column of whisky vapor was created using powerful humidifiers and negative air pressure, and trapped in a glass casing.

As part of the ‘Feed Your Mind: The King’s Festival of Food and Ideas’ in London, visitors can inhale the spinning whisky vapor through a straw.

Inhaling the vapor will apparently intoxicate the user, as the “alcohol will be directly absorbed through the lungs” and “straight into the blood”, bypassing the user’s liver—according to a statement issued by Bompas & Parr.

This isn’t the first time alcohol was made to be inhaled—previously, Chicago bar-owner Julie Palmer created an alcoholic vaporizer called the ‘Vaportini’ that lets users inhale their favorite alcoholic drinks.

[via Designweek]