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Why Do Earphone Chords Get Tangled in Your Pocket?   Leave a comment

With a lot information around the net about radio accessory’s it’s hard to discover the best and generally direct information. here is a piece from a reputable site that i believe as factual, don’t quote me on it but please read and enjoy

The answer “because they just do” may be your first response to this question (indeed, it was mine), but its knot a good one (Yeah, yeah, I know…)

Actually, it has to do with Entropy (the second law of thermodynamics) and things tending toward disorder. In fact, the universe seems to exist in a state of ordered chaos (or chaotic order, whichever way you choose to see it) and your headphones are obeying the order of the Universe by causing chaos whilst in your pocket. Maybe.

Alternatively, Summer Ash of ‘NPR.org’ says that,

“Mathematicians have studied knots forever and developed all sorts of theories and classifications of their variations, but physicists have only recently began to explore what equations govern their formation”.

She goes on to describe an experiment, carried out by Physicists Douglas Smith and Dorain Raymer, which involved spinning a length of string with a motor to see if it was tangled or not, they did this 3,415 times. Why that precise number?

Well, according to Smith, “The scientific answer is that 3,415 was around the point where we had statistically compelling results. The human answer is that 3,415 times was about as much as we could stand.”

You wouldn’t expect a guy who appears to have taken the term ‘String Theory’ literally to have a sense of humour, but there you go. I’ll let Summer explain the rest;

“They concluded that with a minimum length of string (18.124 inches) and sufficient space for the string to shift around in its container, knots formed fairly quickly, often within the first few seconds. Inputting these results into a computer model, they even managed to create a program that could identify the? “Jones polynomial” for each resulting knot, a mathematical property based on parameters such as the number of string crossings”.

Ergo, when you consider the length of your headphone chord and how much space it has to move around in your pocket (especially when you’re out and about, going to/from work, jogging, walking the dog or whatever), it becomes clear that you’re knot going to avoid the odd entanglements (sorry. I’ll stop now). Its just physics. In fact, if it doesn’t happen all the time, you’ve probably beaten odds close to winning a decent amount on the lottery. Think about that.

Anyway, to sum up, today, we’ve now learned together that knotted headphone cables are a natural symptom of business as usual in the Universe. It is indicative of the great wide somewhere winking down at us and reassuring us that it’s all going to be alright and that everything is going exactly according to plan. A way of saying that the days of our lives are as predestined as every grain of sand on every single beach on every single world in every single galaxy…

Or, if you prefer, the Universe is basically a Grant Morrison re-write of a Phillip K. Dick wet dream.

Or, if you prefer:

Headphones get tangled up in your pocket. Why? Because they just do.

Posted November 25, 1990 by ferdinandpuckett in Uncategorized

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Different styles, types & design of the bluetooth earpiece that you can buy   Leave a comment

Well ladies and gentlemen, i have one more brilliant radio accessory piece for you to read, i know, you do not need to thank me all, just add a social like to the piece of writing to show your appreciation.

What is a bluetooth earpiece? You may also refer this kind of device to a headset that you can use to talk to someone over the phone or listening to music without the hassle of wires and using your hand.
A bluetooth earpiece is something you wear on your ear either you plug it in, or it comes with a head band to easier use. The bluetooth earpiece is already equipped with a Mic that can operate clearly at a distance so that the person on the other end of the line will be able to hear you clearly.

When purchasing a bluetooth earpiece, you may choose to have one speaker or two for both ears depending on how you like it.
There are two types of bluetooth earpiece being sold in the market today. One is the Stereo headset which is best for listening to quality music which normally has large two speakers that can eliminate the noise outside and is equipped with bass producing technology for quality music experience.
These bluetooth earpiece can also be purchased in a number of different styles that are fashionable with the convenience of being able to carry it anywhere because some of them come in a foldable form which you can just place inside any compartment with ease.

The other type of bluetooth earpiece is the mono type wherein this type mostly features a one speaker bluetooth earpiece. This mono bluetooth earpiece is great to use if you are the type of person who often uses the phone to talk to someone. You can use this while driving so that you will be able to focus more on the road and not on your phone.
You just simply wear it in one ear and talk for as long as you like. A typical mono bluetooth earpiece can work for as long as 8 hours when you are talking nonstop and 200 hours for standby time.

The mono bluetooth earpiece may come in different features such as noise reduction to clearly hear the person you are talking to, echo cancellations for a crisper audio, easy navigation buttons so you don’t need to spend a lot of time for your hand to work on your bluetooth earpiece, and other features like three way calling, call forwarding, call holding, mute function and more!
You are just like using your very own mobile phone without the hassle of wires.

Posted November 20, 1990 by ferdinandpuckett in Uncategorized

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