Twinkle toes

2019-03-07 01:05:03

By Barry Fox Gregory Christiansen of Paradise, South Australia, is patenting (WO 99/21453) an alternative to painting fingernails or toenails in exotic colours. He envisages a small capsule shaped like a nail that you glue to your own set. The capsule contains chemicals that react and luminesce when mixed. You bring the luminescent nail to life by pressing the surface. This fractures a phial of catalyst, triggering the light-producing reaction. The effect in a darkened night club is “spectacular”,