Spring time has just begun and we all know to well that horrible feeling of itchy eyes and a runny nose. Here in Britain we tend to reach for the allergy tablets to deal with our hay fever, but are we missing a trick?
A company called the Japan Ringing Tone Laboratory has recently developed what it believes to be a cure for hay fever. Apparently sufferers are to hold their ringing phone to their nose to dislodge any pollen.
The laboratory is led by Matsumi Suzuki, an expert in voiceprint technology of the kind used to authenticate tapes of Osama Bin Laden.
Ring tones are now his speciality and he has created a number of ranges, some said to help weight loss and others tailored to different star signs for their calming effect.