As anyone who has ever visited a rack room or looked down the back of a home PC can testify... cables get tangled.
If you've ever wondered while passing the time trying to sort out the mess if there's a better way to untangle them.... wonder no more, but get in training as a speedcabling athlete.
This new sport has just crowned it's first winner in a competition in LA that saw contestants battle to de-tangle a dozen ethernet cables of varying lengths... with the added twist that they still had to carry data at the end of the race!
These cables were not just tangled by time and chance. There was method to the madness! To get them to replicate the conditions of the wires found snaking and choking their way around hard drive units, monitors and printers in offices worldwide, Steven Schkolne (creator of this new sport) first started by tangling them in a figure eight. Then he threw the bundles in a clothes dryer for 3 minutes.
The first winner was Matthew Howell - and as well as the fame of being the first crowned champion in the sport he got a $50 voucher for a local restaurant.
Finally, a sport I might have a chance at.... check out the rules and other details at the official site...