Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Teenager Repellent.

From the NY Times:
...Mr. Stapleton[ed] a novel device that he hopes will provide a solution to the eternal problem of obstreperous teenagers who hang around outside stores and cause trouble.

The device, called the Mosquito ("It's small and annoying," Mr. Stapleton said), emits a high-frequency pulsing sound that, he says, can be heard by most people younger than 20 and almost no one older than 30. The sound is designed to so irritate young people that after several minutes, they cannot stand it and go away.
Read the full article.


Blogger ptm said...

Frankly, I'm disappointed that they wrote this entire article without using the words "hooligans" or "ruffians." How soon until the religious right wants something like this installed in bras and panties to stop teens from having sex?

10:47 AM  
Blogger Q. Meyers said...

Why don't they just play smooth jazz really loud?

10:51 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

isn't that like...illegal? disturbing the peace? least, some people's peace?

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would expect the kids to swing by at night and smash the damn thing.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Stewart Porter said...

This will cause much conflict at Mini Malls between store owners. Sure the TJ Max and Jewlery store people want the bored teens out, but the Greek owned Sandwich and Pizza shop loves them...and their parents money.

2:01 PM  

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