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Mayor Suggests Broadcasting Bird Sounds

The mayor of the small town of Lancaster, California, has proposed broadcasting recordings of bird noises along one of the city's main streets to "make people happier".
January 31, 2011, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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"The Antelope Valley Press says Parris wants to play the bird chatter from loudspeakers on Lancaster Boulevard. The mayor says there's science to show that listening to birdsong makes people happier."

He proposed the idea in his state of the city speech recently.

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Published on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in CBS
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