Scientists in Japan have developed a machine which mimics the sensation you get from an open-mouth French kiss.

According to researcher Nobuhiro Takahash, one of the goals of the project is to allow two people to make out without even necessarily being in the same room.

Instead, each lovebird sticks a corresponding kissing machine in their mouth, and each machine then transmits their exact tongue movements to the machine in the other person's mouth.

If that seems pointless, how about this? Since the machine records all the kissing information it's exposed to, Takahash suggests that "If you have a popular entertainer use this device and record it, that could be hugely popular if you offer it to fans."

OK, now that just sounds creepy. But we'll let you watch the video below and decide for yourself.

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