Someone turned a laser-etched tortilla into a playable record

Ten years ago, you might have burned some songs onto a CD for a friend.

But one YouTube user recently took a more literal approach to burning music.

YouTube user Raptor Records used a laser cutter to burn “Jarabe Tapatio” — better known as the Mexican Hat Dance —  onto an uncooked tortilla. 

Then, the user played the tortilla like a record — and it actually worked.

Here’s the laser cutter in action:

It’s essentially a vinyl record, but etched into a tortilla instead.

“After a certain video went viral with someone ‘playing’ a tortilla with some piped-in music, I wanted to see if I could make an actual working tortilla record,” the YouTuber said of his video.

“It’s an uncooked flour tortilla,” the YouTuber explained. “Edible, but tastes burnt.” 

The YouTuber explained that cooked tortilla are more lumpy and would likely get shredded while being played on a record player.

Rapture Records was inspired by a satirical YouTube video of a plain, unlasered tortilla on a record player, playing the Mexican Hat Dance, which went viral.

You can hear the playable tortilla in the video below. The sound quality is poor, but you can make out the song. If you want detailed instructions for making your own playable tortilla record, the YouTube user conveniently made a guide.

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