ringtone_main.jpgThese days, my iPhone ringtone has been put into its original default. But in Japan, things are much more creative—there are ringtones that help people lose weight or cure their allergies, according to claims by the Japan Ringing Tone Laboratory. BBC News reports that you can even get a specific "therapeutic" ring based on your sign (the one for Taurus, the bull, reportedly moos). The Laboratory is helmed by the guy who invented Bow Lingual, the program that claimed to translate dog barking (I've only seen this work effectively for Dug, the dog in Up). That said, the company reports that the tones are selling like crazy, so either these rings work...or the placebo effect works. Check the full article 'Ringtone Therapy' online at BBC news.