In celebration of next month’s Record Store Day, Jack White‘s Third Man Records will be selling one of the odder collectables of 2012.

The company, which recently celebrated it’s third anniversary, will release an unheard-of 3 RPM record. For those unfamiliar with the vinyl term, records spin no lower than 33 RPM. The label described the new record as:

“A study in contradictions--it’s cut at the slowest speed yet it plays faster than anything you’ve ever heard. It’s a compilation of 7 inch records but it’s packaged like a 12 inch. But the 12 inch sleeve is made like our 7 inch sleeve (as it is one continuous piece of paper folded in half and put into an acetate sleeve). A bit like a snake eating its own tail. It comes with three bumper stickers yet there is no bumper.

“We gave it away for free yet given what it has fetched on eBay it is proving to be fairly valuable. It’s easy to play but impossible to hear. You put your finger on it to slow it down, but this is no easy task, and we estimate it would take 333 days of 33 hours training per day for your finger, hand, and arm muscles to spin at a continuous speed of 3 rpm for X hours and X minutes.”

So there you have it: the world's slowest record. (As far as we know.)