Thursday, January 11, 2007

Eton uses fingerprint ID system to stop binge drinking

Eton, the exclusive private high school attended by British princes William and Harry, has introduced a fingerprint ID system at its campus pub to prevent binge drinking. Students must swipe their fingers on a scanner; the computer then determines whether they are 16, whether their parents have deposited money into an account at the pub, and whether they have reached the two-drink limit.

The new system marks a major turnaround at the school, previously infamous for scenes of drunken, vomiting boys. Details.

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