What we are seeing here is not a man drinking out of a large juicebox, but a project from students at Japan’s Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications. It is a way of sending a kiss through the Internet.
Yes, I am telling the truth. You can watch the video after the jump if this sounds too improbable for you to believe, and I have to admit it is pretty laughable when you see the apparatus itself. It looks like someone put the bottom part of a hamster waterbottle on a box and sent it spinning.
One person on one end rotates the “straw” (for lack of a better word) with his or her tongue, and that causes the “straw” on the other side to rotate in the same direction. I am unclear how this simulates a real kiss, unless you get a lot of tongue.
Yeah, it’s really hard to talk about this without getting weird about the anatomy of kissing, and the idea of sending a kiss through the Internet makes me wonder what other bodily union that we can be engaged online. Okay, I am done touching (excuse the pun) on that issue.
I believe that the purpose of this device is to recreate a kiss from a popular entertainer. So if you want to know what it would feel like to be kissed by Lady Gaga, this could be the means to that end. Perhaps they could perfect the technology so it will actually feel like it. I don’t think I want to test it out, though.