Ever Wonder Why Your Headphones Always Get Tangled Up?
You take your headphones off and place them gently in your bag. Then you count to five, open up your bag, and somehow they've managed to tie themselves into a TON of knots. Want to know why? Physicists at the University of California, San Diego finally have an answer. Here are the four reasons why . . .
1. Since headphone cords are a little stiffer than a regular string, they NATURALLY coil into a bunch of loops.
2. Headphone cords are long and have three loose ends: Two earpieces and the plug.
3. When ANY one of those three loose ends enters one of those loops, it makes a knot.
4. So your headphones are pretty much GUARANTEED to knot up almost immediately.
The average pair of headphones tangles into at least 11 KNOTS when you put them in a bag. And in their tests, they found headphone cords can form 120 different types of knots. So . . . it's not your fault.