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You heard it here first:  JUSTIN BIEBER saves lives.


42-year-old Igor Vorozhbitsyn is a fisherman in northern Russia.  And he was out fishing last week when a giant BROWN BEAR jumped him from behind.


The bear started mauling him, slashing his face and chest.  But just as the bear was about to land the death blow, Igor's PHONE rang . . . and his ringtone was "Baby" by Justin Bieber.


And it was loud enough that it startled the bear and made him run away.


There's nothing specific about Justin Bieber's music that makes it particularly good at repelling bears . . . basically, any loud and surprising noise could've shocked the bear and made him run off.  But it WAS Bieber, so he gets the credit here.


As for why a 42-year-old Russian man had a Justin Bieber ringtone . . . he says, quote, "my granddaughter loaded it onto my phone for a joke." 



(Daily Mail