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Physicist discovers an insanely simple way to stop earbuds from getting tangled

09
Jul
2014

These days we tend to think of physicists as people who are seeking answers to the biggest questions about how the universe works, but it turns out they can solve some of the most vexing first-world problems too. ABC News reports that U.K. physicist Robert Matthews of Aston University in Birmingham has come up with an insanely simple way to make sure that your earbuds don’t get tangled: Just clip them together at key spots. As you can see in the graphic below, simply using two clips — one to clip the earbud wires in place and another to clip the earbuds in place near the headphone jack — can apparently give you a set of tangle-free headphones that you can

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