Science has uncovered some Earth-shattering mysteries, but that means that sometimes the everyday ones get lost in the shuffle. Shoelaces, for instance. Why do they come untied? Sure, you can make some safe assumptions as to why, but scientists had never put those assumptions to the test. Until 2017, that is, when a team of Berkeley mechanical engineers took slow-motion footage of shoelaces coming undone—and the results weren't what they expected.
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Why Your Shoelaces Always Come Untied
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Written by Ashley Hamer April 21, 2017
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