Blackbirdmember
337 posts
Location: London UK


Posted:
Oh... someone said it in the glowbreathing thread.

Is this true? Do any other household liquids glow? I think bleach and/or detergent does. Apart from them?

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Gruffmember
106 posts
Location: Gloucester


Posted:
Yes tis true tis true! Tonic water glows under UV!

Its great when clubbing etc cos not a lot of people know it and they all tend to drink alcopops from bottles nowadays!

I usually ask for a G&T or a V&T go off and have a boogie and people are always coming up wondering what the hell ive done to my drink!

Always a great way to start a convo with a member of the opposite sex!

Im not entirely sure about any other household materials etc that glo in the dark, but i do know that if you take a polo mint (not the sugar free ones) or lifesaver if youre in the usa and get into a really really REALLY dark place and snap it - you will see a little flash! This is the energy from the sugar bonds breaking (apparently)

Have fun
Gruff

adamricepoo-bah
1,015 posts
Location: Austin TX USA


Posted:
And here I thought it was the *gin* that fluoresced under black light...

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ZoltarBRONZE Member
Beginner
282 posts
Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
There are lots of household things that glow..... just take one of those little torch floro blacklights with you to the supermarket and check out whats on the shelves

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clairebearmember
52 posts
Location: jersey - Little rock, not quite there and almost h...


Posted:
I'm going to be cheeky and get all technical about this,

Tonic water glows that lovely blue because of the Quinine in it, which is what you get to help combat maleria. the old G&T came from the english colonialists (sp?) who didn't like taking their quinine "tonic" to keep them from getting ill in India decided to add gin and a twist of lemon to make it that little more palitable to take.

amazing what nonsense you learn!

now if only we could find other things that did the same and get rainbow drinks that sparkled!

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Goddess_Of_Pyremember
107 posts
Location: Michigan, USA


Posted:
I know they sell commerical Grade Glow Power.There are two basic glow-in-the-dark (GID) powders. The older style that has been around for many years is Zinc Sulfide with Copper as an activator. I'm sure everyone reading this has seen products made with Zinc Sulfide, for example - those old GID stars for kids rooms. I know what's on your mind - they didn't glow for very long back then and they don't glow for very long now. Fortunately, we live in an age where technology is advancing rapidly - take computers for instance, improvements seem to be made almost daily. The same is true for GID technology, recently a new GID powder has been developed. The newer style is Strontium Aluminate with Europium as an activator. The powder is a non-radioactive phosphorescent pigment with extreme afterglow. The afterglow is about 10 times longer than conventional pigments and about 10 times brighter. The excitation wavelength is very broad 200-450nm. This powder is the new kind and is designed to be mixed with plastic, clear coat etc. to cause an extreme glow. commercial grade is not approved to use in soap, hair, skin, food etc., however, you will be amazed at the glow when it is used for manufacturing.

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ZoltarBRONZE Member
Beginner
282 posts
Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
Who are 'they' (the people thast sell it).......... where can I gets me some?

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Liquid Popmember
62 posts
Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada


Posted:
this is all very interesting to me. *rubs chin* yes very interesting

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)veteran
1,325 posts
Location: San Diego, California, USA


Posted:
Where can I get some tonic water in the US? (What I'm really asking is what's the brand...)

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Theres a little known bottling company known as "Coca Cola" which owns an even smaller bottling company called Segrams which bottles tonic water. Or perhaps you've heard of its new competitor upstart bottling company called "Pepsi" which bottles tonic water under it's subsidiary Schweppes.

I would look for any large grocery store that either carries what we Americans call "Pepsi" or "Coca Cola", they will have tonic water.

(silly kids!)

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Bendymember
750 posts
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia


Posted:
This is actually a good test if you order a G&T at a club, if the drink does not glow, the cheap asses used soda water instead of tonic! (Not that I have ever heard of this happening)

Also the ability to taste the bitterness of quinine is genetically inherited. Some people just can't taste it, whereas those who can end up pulling all kinds of funny distorted faces.

Grapefruit contains a natural quinine, so it would be interesting to see if grapefruit juice is UV reactive too. Next time you have a grapefruit, instead of sprinkling sugar on it, try a little salt and see if it is less bitter.

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Edit:
I don't know if it glows enough for glowbreathing. Incidentally cat urine also glows under a UV light, but if you are looking at glowbreathing....maybe not
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Astarmember
1,591 posts
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.


Posted:
That's interesting because I am a grapefruit fiend. Ive been known to eat 5 or 6 large grapefruit in 2 or 3 hours. People always say they hate grapefruit because it's bitter. I always thought they were missusing the word bitter to describe the sour taste of it. Because I could not taste any bitterness, just the sour/sweet combination that citrues fruits have. Apparently I have the recesive genes for tasteing quinine.

SickpuPpyNinja Rockstar!
1,100 posts
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.


Posted:
Damn, beaten to the quinine rant.

And here I thought all my years of dedicated drinking was about to benefit someone......

Jesus helps me trick people.


Kinudin (Soul Fyre)veteran
1,325 posts
Location: San Diego, California, USA


Posted:
Coke sells tonic water? (uhh... what's tonic water? heh)

FoxFiremember
90 posts
Location: Texas, USA


Posted:
For those who actually care

"Tonic water is carbonated water flavored with fruit extracts, sugar and quinine."

Also:

"The flavoring agent quinine is a bitter alkaloid from the bark of the cinchona tree. It is used as the base flavor in most bitters, and is also used in the treatment of malaria."

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vaperloc...the mightylook @my member
466 posts
Location: Ft worth Texas


Posted:
how brightly does the tonic glow?I must have the gene to taste the quinine cuz I cant stand tonic.I have prolly missed this already being aked but does it glow enuff to breath with it?

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Goddess_Of_Pyremember
107 posts
Location: Michigan, USA


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Zoltar:
Who are 'they' (the people thast sell it).......... where can I gets me some?
the product is being shipped and packaged under the name LumiNova. I believe Extreme Glow sells it

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Goddess_Of_Pyremember
107 posts
Location: Michigan, USA


Posted:
Heres a few web links that sells it: Glo Powder Extreme Glo

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Goddess_Of_Pyremember
107 posts
Location: Michigan, USA


Posted:
Here;s another interesting web link UV and Tonic Water

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ElectricBlueGOLD Member
Now with extra strawberries
810 posts
Location: Canberra, Australia


Posted:
i was just thinking that by the way that poweraid (or gatoraid) looks i might also glow under uv but i am yet to test theis theory.

Just a thought

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Tigurmember
43 posts

Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Kinudin:
Coke sells tonic water? (uhh... what's tonic water? heh)
In Canada, coke sells tinic water as "Canada Dry"
not the ginger ale(alotta people know this by the Canada dry ginger ale, but its clear Canada dry

it works in black light and it tastes good too, it is pretty interesting but you have to blow directley at the black light, or it won't show very well

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