March 17, 2010
Switch hands to un-tangle a coiled cord.
Here's a simple solution to aleviating that coiling affect that I happened upon partly by chance. It does require a little patience.
Take the cord and make a conscious effort to understand how you normally wind it up. Now uncoil it and switch hands. The hand you normally wind the cord up with becomes the holder, and the hand you normally hold with becomes the winder. Now wind it up.
The next time you go to unwind the cord, you'll notice some of the coiling has left. Why? Because you wound it in the opposite direction, loosening the effect of only coiling in one direction. Do this several times and you'll notice it starts to coil the other way!