Valera (valera) wrote,
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Spontaneous Knotting

Coil a long rope into a box, then shake the box. It's very likely that the rope will emerge bearing a knot.

The same perverse tendency of spontaneous knot formation also plagues necklaces loosely stored in drawers or headphone cords stuffed into pockets or backpacks.

Now, physicists have investigated this pervasive phenomenon...
Tags: interesting, mathematics, science
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