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Tuesday, 16th March 2010
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Ringtones 'curing' hungover Japanese

Increasing numbers of people in Japan are turning to an unusual cure for hangovers, insomnia and a range of other ills - listening to ringtones to ease their pain.

The Japan Ringing Tone Laboratory has released 27 different mobile phone ringtones and it claims that listening to certain ones can help cure that post-drinking feeling as well as symptoms of hayfever and more interesting issues - such as scaring away herds of cows.

Japanese women searching for the inspiration to clean their home could listen to the tone which promises to help motivate them to get out the vacuum and duster.

One tone can also help people deal with problem skin, the lab claimed.

Speaking to the Times, ringtone fan Ayaka Wakabayashi commented on this tone, saying it "might subconsciously make you think of washing your face and that is good for the skin. At least, it would certainly send you towards the bathroom".

Japan is known as one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world and is responsible for a vast array of weird and wonderful gadgets.

Written by Kimberley Homer.