I studied music at university, and there was one guy on my course (I'm blanking on his name) that had perfect pitch. He was born with it. We all hated him for it. Most of our teachers had it too, but that came with years of practice, and let's face it, who has time for that these days?

Basically 'perfect pitch' is the ability to identify the pitch of a sound without any frame of reference. As Mashable points out, the likes of Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mozart all had it, and they did pretty well, didn't they?

A recent study - which you can read about here - has lead to a drug which could give you this very skill. The HDAC inhibitors were given to adult mice, who suddenly gained the qualities required to gain perfect pitch. A similar drug was then given to adult men, who also managed to gain the same skills. Essentially the drug allows your brain to learn something that would usually be difficult to after puberty. Sort of like a real life version of Limitless, but probably not as good.

Would you take the drug if you had the chance?