Food & Drink

This Flour Tortilla Plays Music Like a Vinyl Record

Science has given us some wonderful things in the past, like vaccines, the space program, and whatever the hell's preserving Larry King. All of that pales in comparison, though, to the absolute majesty of watching someone play music off an ordinary tortilla using a record player.

Inspired by a similar (but fake) viral video of a tortilla record "playing" the Mexican Hat Dance, Youtube user Rapture Records set out to make an actual, working tortilla record by using a laser engraving machine to cut audio grooves into a flour tortilla. The resulting "record" actually does work, and although the sound quality is atrocious, you can still make out the iconic horns of the hat dance. This is the pinnacle of scientific achievement, hands down.

Gianni Jaccoma is a staff writer for Thrillist, and he wants to eat that tortilla record so badly. Follow his musical meals on Twitter @gjaccoma, and send your news tips to