Tangled earphone wires.
Everybody has had it happen. Everybody hates it.
I've tested this method out on a few different types of earphone cords. The easiest to "link" are classic earbuds without volume adjustment pieces, whereas the hardest cords to work with are the "ribbon" style earbuds.
Because so many people have volume adjusting earbuds these days I thought it would be best to use these and tackle a few difficulties that may occur.
Step 1: The Problem
This is what you'll find.
Step 2: Sorting it out.
Once this task is conquered we will start by grabbing the headphone jack.
Step 4: The Bight
This is called a bight.
For technical reasons, the end with the headphone jack is called the standing line
The end with the earbuds on is called the working line.
I will rephrase this step.
Pull a section of the working line through the loop to create a bight.
Pull this bight and the standing line to snug the slack in the knot.
Step 5: Continue "Bighting"
If you are having difficulty with this or the cord gets tangled, try undoing all your work and let your cord unwind.
Cords with twists in them make looping difficult.