Acne Highlighting Lamps Scare Teenagers Away

A town that had trouble with teenagers drinking, selling drugs and intimidating passers by found a novel solution, pink lights. The pink lights were initially put up because teenage boys would find them “uncool,” but it was the fact that they highlighted acne that really sent them running.

Local authorities in other parts of Britain have tried other measures including playing a high-pitched “mosquito” tone that adults are not supposed to be able to hear (but that many can) and by playing unpopular music like Barry Manilow. [News]


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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