We’re celebrating National Tequila Day on Monday, but would the 1958 song by The Champs actually taste like its namesake libation? This new invention holds the answer.
A Japanese company, the Nomura Open Innovation LAB, has developed a prototype machine that analyzes sound waves to determine which emotions they represent. It then translates them into juice flavors.
Watch the machine at work in the video player below.
Squeeze Music converts happy emotions into sweet flavors, excited into sour, romantic as astringent (dry), sentimental as salty and sad as bitter.
Nomura is working to expanding the five-emotion range with five additional feelings. Quartz Media reported that the inventors hope to commercialize it one day.
"At a music festival, for example, you can enjoy the experience to have a drink according to a song while listening to it at the gig. Moreover, we can mix alcohol so it could be served as cocktails in a bar if people want to try that out,” a company representative says in the video.
And now, just for fun, here's that classic song "Tequila"!