A Czech artist has developed a pill designed to blast your guts with vibrations to simulate an internal intestinal rave. Why? We’re not sure either.
The “AudioPill” is an electronic contraption that you swallow to give you “a unique feeling of restlessness, amazement and elation.” Once inside your body, it will bump out vibrations for 10 hours with no way of turning it off. You adjust the beats per minute between 95, 130 or 143 using a magnet that you place against the outside of the body. It also comes in two colors and features a flashing LED, although that probably won’t matter too much when it’s floating around your intestinal tract.
The “experimental art device” pill was developed by Czech artist Jan Strmiska, under the alias Jan Poope. According to his website, Strmiska was the editor-in-chief of the Czech edition of T3 Magazine and part of the editorial team at Maxim magazine, before turning his attention to this weird Frankenstein's monster of tech, medicine, and partying.
Strmiska used a crowdfunding page to rustle some pennies together, which has since closed after it failed – quite considerably – to reach its €150,000 ($167,472) target.
However, if you thought this self-described “Techno party you can't escape” sounds pretty dangerous, you’re probably right. Strmiska himself issued a staunch warning for his innard-blasting pill:
“Swallowing this electronic capsule is based on the same principle as the medically approved capsule endoscopy. However, this is an experimental art device. During development of the device, many doctors and four polymer experts who were consulted on encasement materials, warned the author 'to never ever swallow anything like this.'"
It continues: “Therefore, everything is at the user’s own risk. The author waives all responsibility for any potential health problems. It is also strongly recommended that you inspect your faeces to be sure the device has made it through and out safely (in approx. 48 hours).”
So, although many of the world’s greatest experiences and discoveries have been found with a healthy dose of “devil may care” curiosity, we really don’t recommend you try this.
[H/T: Oddity Central]