This Guy Just Made a Playable Vinyl Record Out of a Tortilla. And It Sounds Terrible

Jul 07, 2015

After a joke video of a tortilla spinning on a record player to the Jarabe Tapatio (aka The Mexican Hat Dance) went viral a few months ago, YouTube user Rapture Records decided he could do one better.

So he got himself an uncooked tortilla and a laser cutter and made a playable, albeit shaky, vinyl record.

“I was already familiar with laser cutting records at 78 rpm on acrylic for use in gramophones,” he wrote in a Reddit post. “I decided to see if I could make it work on an actual tortilla.”

Rapture Records says uncooked tortillas work the best, “since they are the flattest” and it takes about half an hour to make a 7” record that lasts around 30 seconds.

As well as the Jarabe Tapatio, he’s made tortilla records that play other tortilla-related songs, including the Macarena, Yakko’s World and Puttin’ on the Ritz by Taco.

And quite possible the best part about this project: “They are edible,” he says. “Just taste rather burnt.”

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.