The song has over one billion plays on YouTube since 2010 due to the irrepressible bad taste of teenage girls but Russian fisherman Igor Vorozhbitsyn from the Sakha Republic now owes his life to the song his granddaughter loaded as a ringtone on his phone as a joke.
Igor Vorozhbitsyn had his life saved by a Justin Bieber ringtone, when his mobile phone went off during a potentially fatal attack by a brown bear.
The 42-year-old was pounced on as he was walking to a favourite fishing spot in northern Russia’s Yakutia Republic and firmly believed that he was going to be killed.
But as the bear began to claw at him, Igor’s mobile went off. The singer’s hit Baby rang out and the bear turned tail and fled back into the forest.
Wildlife experts believe the ringtone must have startled the bear into halting its attack.
Brown bears are notoriously huge, literally the second largest land predator in the world after the polar bear and weighing up to 1600 pounds, but they’re shamefully afraid of the beebs and for that I cannot forgive them. Hang your head, bear, hang your head.
h/t Daily Mail Times