A laser cutter was used to lay down this tasty groove.
Back in April, this video of a tortilla record went viral on the Internet. It was cute and all, but there was one big problem: the video was super fake. Anyone could tell that the audio of the "Mexican Hat Dance" had been added in after the fact.
Frustrated by this artifice, one crafty engineer decided to see if he could make a real, working record out of a tortilla. He chose an uncooked flour tortilla, because "cooked tortilla are lumpier in comparison and are more prone to shredding when played." Putting it in a laser cutting machine, he etched a groove in the flatbread from a digital music file, and voilà! It worked. He uploaded video proof to YouTube, and posted detailed instructions on Instructables.
For his first song, he had no choice but to pick the "Mexican Hat Dance," and it turned out pretty well. It's recognizable as the song, anyway. The audio quality isn't great, but it's still the best I've ever heard from an edible record. With that initial success, he was emboldened to try some different tracks:
Pretty soon, he'll have enough discs to throw an all-tortilla DJ night. It might not be the most danceable, but it would definitely get the crowd hungry. And this kid would find it entertaining.