Holy crap, remember how aggravating tangled up earbud wires used to be?
Those little suckers would spend 30 seconds in your pocket and somehow when you pulled them out it was like you just crashed the party at a snake orgy and you had to spend the next fifteen minutes tediously pulling them apart just so that it could happen again later that day.
Oh wow. Are you reading this because you’re still living that nightmare? Well read on, because were about to fix you right up.
And how exactly do those things get so tangled up anyway? There was actually formal research done on this, presumably lead by someone who got really fed up with this problem and had the right combination of irritation, research acumen, and university tenure to do something about it. Or at least document it really, really well.
The gist of the findings was that while there are only a few ways that a couple of wires can lay nicely together untangled, there’s about a billion ways they can tell you to go straight to hell and weave themselves into a tangled rat’s nest of frustration.
The odds, it would seem, are not on our side.
Once or twice a week you might get a tidy little coil of cords, but yet another snake orgy is statistically way more likely.
Mathematical science more than reptile science. But definitely science.
Either way, our frustrated professor friend has thankfully seen his findings become every bit as obsolete as a study on the long term effects of rewinding a Blockbuster rental tape—because wireless.
If you’re still rocking wired earbuds that ride around in your pocket waiting to ruin your day, please stop. You don’t need to spend crazy money to solve this problem for good.
In fact, we’ve got your entry-level antidote to frustration right here.