The Answer Sheet: Mosquito ring tone

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 03/19/2010

The Mosquito ring tone: Kids hear it, adults can't

Some kids recently held up a cell phone in the air and asked if I heard anything. I didn’t. Another cell phone went up and, again, I didn’t hear anything. I asked why they were trying to make me look like an idiot. They said they were testing a ring tone advertised as being audible to kids but not adults. I thought they were making it up. They weren't. Kids use it in school and late at night when they are supposed to be sleeping. They said they weren’t; they were testing to see if a ring tone they had downloaded really worked as advertised: Kids and teens can hear it but adults can’t.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:14 PM ET, 03/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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