A while back I read something about shops using a high frequency noise to discourage teen loitering. It’s a noise people over twenty years of age can’t usually hear. It’s called the Mosquito.
If you’re a teen, you probably already know about this. Kids have turned this technology against us adults and are using this sound as a ringtone for their mobile phones during school hours. Spanky said a classmate’s phone rang in class and all the students could hear it, but the teacher just continued her lecture, didn’t hear a thing.
I had to do a little investigating, see what this sound is all about. I am so not a teen and since everyone in my family is just certain that I am going deaf, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to hear it.
I can hear it alright. Only within a couple of yards from the source. It’s an excruciating sound. It makes my face contort as if I’ve just bit into a lemon.
So of course I had to test it on the kids in this house.
Their reaction was much stronger than mine. I didn’t even say anything about it, just played the thing. They can hear it from much farther away than I.
Hmmm. Wonder what I can use this for?
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