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Can You Hear It?

Tokyo’s police force has developed a new method of fighting crime in the city’s Kitashikahama Park, popular with teenagers late at night. A machine emits a high-pitched frequency, which most adults can’t hear, from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. every night. While teenage vandalism in the park does seem to have decreased, some believe it’s because of the “television news trucks and the TV-news-watching busybodies who descend on the park after 11 p.m. to find out whether they are too old to be irritated by the whining.” (Note: Barry Manilow seems to work too.) (HT: FP Passport) [%comments]