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Swallowable MP3 player

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Suggested by [link].

Given that modern electronics are so jolly compact and solid-state, it is somewhat surprising that nobody has yet launched a swallowable MP3 player. After all, if you can swallow a camera for internal diagnostics, this shouldn't be so hard to implement.

The content and playing order would be uploaded wirelessly before swallowing. After that, the twists and turns of your intestines would be traced out by the muffled music emerging from various points on your body. Of course, if the thing lodges in your appendix, the fun might wear off before the batteries do.

Why, I hear you ask, would this be a good idea? Well, I didn't actually say it would be a good idea, but it would be interesting. Brass band music, for instance, could replace the normal borborygmi.

There is also the opportunity to use such a device mischievously, if it were small enough to slip into someone's food without their knowledge, or to put into a gel capsule masquerading as their regular medication.

In this case, one could upload not music but, rather, a series of unexpected and disturbing phrases which the unwitting swallower would hear, mysteriously and ventriloqually, over the next few hours. If you timed it just right, the last words heard would be "For gods' sake don't flush the... aaargh!"

MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 18 2014

Ingested by: Infinite_20Crunchy_20Gum
[MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 18 2014]

Fred the oyster? http://en.wikipedia...er_sound_effect.ogg
Er? ... bleepily dweedilly tweeeeeee ... Uh? ... oh ... Ah! Fred the Oyster! [skoomphemph, Apr 18 2014]


       [+] cheers.
FlyingToaster, Apr 18 2014

       Tourettes [+]
Voice, Apr 18 2014

       //a series of unexpected and disturbing phrases which the unwitting swallower would hear, mysteriously and ventriloqually, over the next few hours. //   

       Fred the oyster ... [+]   

       <sound of donkey braying>
8th of 7, Apr 18 2014

       Tapeworm-like attachment things would be apposite and of great approbion (perhaps similar to the bolts that shoot into the cheeks when one eats a Chocolate Surprise).   

       Likewise, an environmentally friendly battery, exploiting the potential difference between the stomach and intestines would allow for some amplification.   

       Alternatively a bubble of hydrogen could be generated in situ, and then be shipped down through the caverns of alimentation, to ultimately aid in the eventual production of a high pitched fart.
skoomphemph, Apr 18 2014

       \\of great approbion\\   

       If you feel in need of new words, you should leave it to the more preterlexial bakers here.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 18 2014

       Perhaps this is sagely dictum quod dictatariari erat, and I should at some later conjuncture convolve upon my edit button to devolve upon the said mot mauvais to persuade the latter over toward an alternate expression. "Approbion" lacks a certain dictionarious exonneration and a spelling, and ought, perhaps, thereover, to be displaced from its current location.   

       This paragraph's nearest neighbour probably also needs the brushcutter through the verbiage.   

       I'm thinking of instead saying "zweee!! ..rrrt. .blardleblardle .. tweedly" etc. ; but who remembers modems, after all?
skoomphemph, Apr 18 2014

       Hmm... Sound quality through all the meat?   

       [+] esp. for the creepy use cases.   

       "... Stop ... touching ... yourself ...Max... "   

       Could spawn a new market for detectors of said devices.
sophocles, Apr 18 2014

       //Well, I didn't actually say it would be a good idea, but it would be interesting.//   

gisho, Apr 18 2014

       I'm thinking a series of LOUD selections from Yoko Ono would do the trick... [+]
Grogster, Apr 18 2014

       If people can swallow a robot camera that takes pictures of the innards, this should be easy peasy.   

       One could have it recite language tapes for languages you hope to learn. Given that the output will probably be much easier for you to hear than anyone else, you can at least repeat what the swallowed machine is reciting if you have not learned it yet.
bungston, Apr 19 2014


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