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« Topic Start: October 04, 2007, 03:03:56 pm »

FINALLY! An explanation for why Christmas lights are always tangled when you unpack them! Now if they'll just tackle multiplying coathangers and where socks go in the dryer.

 The Science of Knots Unraveled

Tangled telephone cords and electronic cables that come to resemble bird nests can frazzle even the most stoic person. Now researchers have unraveled the mystery behind how such knots form.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20071004/sc_livescience/thescienceofknotsunraveled
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« Reply #1: October 04, 2007, 03:22:51 pm »


Funny, I don't see where they mentioned the toddler .... Cheesy

(just spent at least half an hour and probably closer to an hour untangling a mess swuggy made of a ball of crochet thread ....)
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« Reply #2: October 04, 2007, 05:03:14 pm »

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So that's why the aprons are all tangled up when we take them out of the dryer.  For a while I was thinking that the other class was doing it to mess with our heads.
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« Reply #3: October 04, 2007, 05:38:17 pm »

The Science of Knots Unraveled

Now if we can just get the University of Edinburgh to duplicate these experiments we could learn the mysteries behind celtic knotwork...

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« Reply #4: October 04, 2007, 06:10:14 pm »

Now if they'll just tackle multiplying coathangers and where socks go in the dryer.

That one's just wormholes in reality.  Er...I'll trade you all these extra socks for your coathangers, though.

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« Reply #5: October 15, 2007, 08:49:39 pm »

Funny, I don't see where they mentioned the toddler .... Cheesy

Or kittens ....

We had one wrap half a ball of yarn all around (and I do mean all around) the legs of the kitchen table and chairs in less than 10 minutes
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