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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Beware of the Menace That Are.....TEENAGERS!!

I might not have passed basic anatomy in college. I might not even have taken a basic anatomy course in college. Either way I had no idea that teenagers' ears were closer to a dog than an adult human. From an article 3 months ago in the Telegraph.
Police have given their backing to a gadget that sends out an ultra high-pitched noise that can be heard only by those under 20 and is so distressing it forces them to clutch their ears in discomfort. Eventually they can stand it no longer and have to move on.
How it works
The black box, which can be attached to the outside wall of shops, offices and homes, sends out 80-decibel bursts of pulsing sounds at up to 16khz. It sounds to youngsters like a demented insect or a very badly-played violin.

However, as Michael Scott would say, teenagers in the UK have learned to "adapt, react, readapt, apt." From BBC News 2 days ago
A high-pitched alarm designed to repel youngsters from shops is being used for the melody of a dance track after the success of a mobile phone ringtone.
Teenagers are persistent little buggers. Via Andrew Studdaford at The Corner, full back history courtesy of Mr.Eugenides, here.