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Why do cables tangle themselves when you are not looking?

 
 
fresco
 
Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 09:57 am
After the great "Disappearing Socks Puzzle" this must rank second in the list of Unsolved Mysteries of Our Time.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 10:04 am
Ive bought a series of pipe insulator tubes and wrap my cables for a sizeable run. This method employs discipline so that these cables dont default to their lazy ways.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 10:11 am
@farmerman,
interesting, cable B&D
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 10:14 am
I unhook the power cord from my laptop and carefully put it untangled into the carrying case. In the same pocket I also carry an extension cord in the carrying case for use as necessary and carry fold it up.

When I pull the power cord from the pocket it has a knot in it. And as often as not it is tangled with the extension cord. I use a wireless mouse now, but when I used a mouse with a cord it was also part of the mix.

My theory is that the dust bunnies under the bed who obviously eat the stray socks get bored from time to time and make various kinds of mischief.

I defy anybody to adequately rebut my theory.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 10:16 am
This has apparently been a problem for a very long time.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Laocoon_Pio-Clementino_Inv1059-1064-1067.jpg/570px-Laocoon_Pio-Clementino_Inv1059-1064-1067.jpg
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 10:35 am
Same reasons socks take a walk when you're doing laundry.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 01:57 pm
Scientists have recently unraveled the mystery of knot formation! Check outhttp://www.livescience.com/strangenews/071003-knots-form.html
Francis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 02:18 pm
@NickFun,
Your link is a bit tangled, but why not?

You left out in..
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 04:48 pm
@fresco,
Because they are utter, UTTER bastards.
fresco
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 06:45 pm
@dlowan,
Very Happy
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fresco
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 07:07 pm
@dlowan,
Laughing
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