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Entry from December 06, 2017
“How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) put some headphones in your pocket 2) wait one minute”

Headphones often become tangled. A joke was posted on Twitter by “sweaty five dollars‏” on April 7, 2013:

“How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) put some headphones in your pocket 2) wait one minute.”

A fake account bearing the name “Bill Murray” posted this on Twitter on April 21, 2013 and on several other times, and the saying has falsely been credited to American actor Bill Murray.  The saying has been printed on several images.

“Knot knot."/"Who is there?"/"Earphones” is a related joke.


Twitter
sweaty five dollars‏
@iscoff
How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) put some headphones in your pocket 2) wait one minute
7:53 AM - 7 Apr 2013

Funny Status
How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) put some headphones…
April 7, 2013 Music & Lyrics Status Updates
How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) put some headphones in your pocket 2) wait one minute

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
How to tie the strongest knot ever:
1) Put some headphones in your pocket
2) Wait one minute
4:09 PM - 21 Apr 2013

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
How to tie the strongest knot ever:
1) Put some headphones in your pocket
2) Wait one minute
3:46 PM - 5 Aug 2013

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) put some headphones in your pocket 2) wait one minute
12:22 PM - 1 Apr 2014

Independent (London, UK)
Why do your earphones get tangled in your pocket? Science has the answer
Researchers investigated earphone tangles the only way they could - but putting different lengths of cable in a box and ‘agitating’ them repeatedly

James Vincent @jjvincent Thursday 19 June 2014 10:47 BST
It was probably the 21st century’s preeminent sage Bill Murray that summed up the problem most succinctly: “How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) Put some headphones in your pocket 2) Wait one minute”.

But have you ever wondered exactly why this happens?

Men’sHealth
LIFE HACK: Here’s How To Never Get Your Headphones Tangled Again
This trick is so simple it’s beautiful

18 October 2017
Bill Murray once tweeted, “How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) Put some headphones in your pocket 2) Wait one minute.”

Actually, it was a fake Murray Twitter account. But the joke was so dead-on that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos cited it when he unveiled the company’s Fire smartphone in 2014.

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) put some headphones in your pocket 2) wait one minute
12:30 PM - 7 Dec 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 • Permalink