Got Teens? Then Get Teen Repellent!
Are you getting sick and tired of teenagers congregating around you, your home or just in your general vicinity?
Well, inventor Howard Stapleton has just the thing to solve your problem. The 39-year-old inventor has invented "the Mosquito" - a "small and annoying" speaker-like device that emits a high-frequency sound that can be heard by most people younger than 20 but not older folks.
The premise behind the invention? Well, after several minutes of hearing the high-pitched noises emitted by the device, those pesky teens just won't be able to stand it any longer and will congregate elsewhere.
The device has already been tested at a convenience store in Barry, South Wales, where teenagers used to regularly gather. They regularly smoked, drank, swore in front of and at customers. But since the device has been in use, they have decided to go elsewhere.
The owner of the store, Robert Gough, told the New York Times that he informed the complaining teenagers that the device was "to keep birds away because of the bird flu epidemic."
There has yet been no word yet regarding when - or if - the device will be made available to the general public.
Sources: The Age.com
Thomas A. Parmalee
Innovative Businesses Writer