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Old 11-28-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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Have you heard of the mosquito ringtone?

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The war between teens and authority figures has a new -- or old -- front: ears. British shopkeepers tired of teenage loiterers have turned to the Mosquito teen repellent, which emits a high-pitch frequency that most teenagers can hear -- but not most adults.

But now teens have struck back against the Mosquito: They are using the same sound to communicate without adults' knowledge.

At issue is a text-message ringtone that emits the same pitch as the Mosquito. Using it, students can learn about a new message while they're in class -- where they're not supposed to be using their cellphones. Most of their teachers can't hear the alert.

Inventor Howard Stapleton, creator of the Mosquito teen repellent, says only a few people over age 30 can hear the Mosquito's sound. He and his 16-year-old daughter Isabel talk to Melissa Block about the sound, which has been dubbed "Teen Buzz."

I'd be interested to see how many adults on here can hear it!! My mom can't hear it. All day today all of my teachers were playing it to annoy us because most of them couldn't hear it! Only one was able to.

Listen here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=5434687
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excuse me can i swat your cellphone pls?
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That's a noisy bastard.

Must be really annoying since it's such a frequency that starts to hurt in the ears.

But I can hear it
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I hear a very FAINT high pitched sound but there is no way I'd be able to hear that if the phone was in my purse or pocket or something
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I hear a very FAINT high pitched sound but there is no way I'd be able to hear that if the phone was in my purse or pocket or something

You're old.
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I didn't hear anything.
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i can hear it, im not old yet!!!

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I couldn't hear a thing either. But I'm not surprised. My hearing is pretty craptastic.
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I can hear it. Annoying as hell
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I can hear it. Annoying as hell
sounds like U2man
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