'KissPhone' would let you give some lip

This purported concept would duplicate kisses with an "artificial mouth."

PROinvention

We're dubious about the authenticity of this purported concept, but it may out of an overwhelming sense of denial. It's just too depressing--and disturbing--to think that someone would actually come up with this idea, let alone find a market for it.

The "KissPhone" is a device that supposedly does its best to duplicate the buss of an acquaintance with an "artificial mouth," according to its inventor, who happens to be based in Paris. (No comment.) "This KissPhone detects percussion speed, pressure, temperature, and sucking force of the lips, when you kiss it," according to PROinvention.

So the theory is that you can get an accurate "kiss" even while long distance, according to Slippery Brick, as long as the person on the other end has a lip phone as well. PROinvention even envisions a way to download samples from an online inventory of kisses from such celebrities as Madonna. Maybe there's a market for this after all.

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