Why does anyone need a noise-cancelling headset?

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earpieceWeve all been there; you wake up one day to that steady, repetitive scream of the jackhammer scuttling the tarmac outside, you cover your ears using the duvet, but alas, it’s to no avail .

You get out of bed and stagger towards the window, as you achieve this, the noise gets louder. You pull the curtains back and there, right in the middle of the road is often a team of blokes in hardhats who have clearly been living on cold coffee and greasy food since about 4AM. Theres a barrier stopping anyone from going anywhere.


In between the jackhammers obtuse battlecry, you catch snippets of loud, full throated conversation, the way of talking that only comes from years of talking over roadworks.

So I said to him, listen mate, if you think for one second that Im gonna-


Nah, I havent seen that one yet, but the second one was a large pile of—


At first you believe it could be The Ghostbusters, re-enacting that hilarious scene from the 2nd movie, but no such luck exists Im afraid.

Once you head outside and learn that its the whole street thats being CHUGGAD, that series 2 episode of Black Books doesnt seem as funny since it used to.

If that doesnt answer the issue, then let me get a bit more technical. Headsets could be either active or passive noise cancellers. Passive noise cancellation is as low tech as anything you place inside your ear, or cover your ear with. The second type, active noise cancellation, generates a low field of white noise around your ears and blocks out all other sound.

So, to return to our previous scene, the workmen are planning on being here a while. Inquire with the workmen concerning what their purpose is and so theyll offer something like

Yeah, busted gas main, youre lucky we found it, actually because—


Soon, everyone will be asking you what theyre doing, here are some answers you can provide that disguise the truth that you yourself don’t know whatsoever:

Why would a person need a noise cancelling headset?

They found Jimmy Hoffa down there
They found a sequel to the Bible here
Theyre filming a new Ghostbusters movie
Its a pain, but at least the dragon eggs are gone now



Why Do Earphone Chords Get Tangled in Your Pocket?

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headphonesThe 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.

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