Sunday, March 23, 2008
Music while you brush!
You've had your regulation 5 fruit and veg for the day, you've also had your recommended litre of water, 30 mins of excircise and omega 3.
Now it's bedtime and you've got to make sure you brush your teeth for 2 minutes, but how do yo know when 2 minutes is up, EASY!
Tooth Tunes is a children's toothbrush released by the Tiger Electronics division of Hasbro. Each brush plays a two-minute song clip from a particular artist to encourage a child to brush their teeth for the dentist-recommended two minutes. A single toothbrush comes with one song.
Once activated, a small CPU in the handle plays the featured song on the chip by transferring vibrations through the bristles, which act as transducers, into the front teeth, through the jawbone, and into the inner ear. The user hears a mix between a natural vocal hum and the song being played.
Andrew Filo, one of the toothbrush's inventors, said that he worked on the project because of his childhood fascination with his ability to hear himself humming.
Featured artists include:
Aly & AJ - "Walking on Sunshine"
The Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"
Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
Destiny's Child - "Survivor"
Hannah Montana - "The Best of Both Worlds"
Hannah Montana - "Pumpin' Up the Party"
High School Musical Cast - "We're All in this Together"
Hilary Duff - "Wake Up"
Kelly Clarkson - "Walk Away"
Smash Mouth - "All Star"
Queen - "We Will Rock You"
The Village People - "YMCA"
The appliance of science . . .