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.