Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Whale of a Ring

I am constantly amazed at how embarrassingly awful peoples cell phone rings can be. Nothing like being at a meeting and the most unsuspecting person has some treble loving hyper disco tone shouting at the group. For those who don't know, or don't care for, vibrate here's something different. Developed by the Center for Biological Diversity, RareEarthtones a collection of 100 or so downloadable ringtones of endangered species. Completely free, the ringtones bring some of the world’s most threatened birds, owls, frogs, toads and marine mammals right into your pocket! This is far from inconspicuous, but isn't the sound of a Common Loon a better way to interrupt a movie then Helloooo Moto?

I'm rocking the Beluga, which isn't too terribly obnoxious.

Here are a handful to check out (many more here). You may want to steer clear of the Grizzly, unless you want to be the most unpopular person in the elevator. Oh, and Cory's Shearwater is just ridiculous sounding.

Tawney-browed Owl

Swainson's Hawk

Humpback Whale

Grizzly Bear


Crawfish Frog

Cory's Shearwater


Beluga Whale

American Pika

One thing to notice, the download, free sign-up of Myxer, etc. took a few minutes, but it wasn't too painful. Let's hope that I don't get too much junk in my inbox.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

elk are an endangered species?