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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:42 am 
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Most of us probably turned tying shoelaces the wrong way: left over right, knot, then the loop, then move the string counter-clockwise over the loop and pull through. The loops will be positioned lengthwise over the shoe.
Why is it wrong? They'll loosen continuously while walking!

How to do it right:
Either make the initial knot right over left,
OR turn the string clockwise over the loop. They'll never loosen again unless you pull the string!


I've just switched from pull on boots to hiking boots with laces. I'll try anything, it's getting real irritating bending over all the time. It's terrible with all these confounded devices people are staring at while walking, it can be down right embarrassing. Downtown it's like I'm playing center to someone's quarterback plus the initial "bump" can be interpreted too many ways. "Hey, I don't let anyone back there, so wtf you doin'?" ya know? Thanx, I'll try it today BBP. I'm tired of tying my laces with my butt to the wall! 8) :D

EDIT: That's confusingly hard to do. You must have small digits rather than these handsome yet narly-oak knot digits of mine. Did it, now time will tell.


Didn't help all that much. I ended up doubling the loops and that held fine. :|

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You've probably understood it badly. I'll see if I can find a good tutorial.
http://www.runnersworld.co.za/shoes-gear/shoe-essentials/are-you-tying-your-laces-correctly/

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You've probably understood it badly. I'll see if I can find a good tutorial.
http://www.runnersworld.co.za/shoes-gear/shoe-essentials/are-you-tying-your-laces-correctly/

I got it right and it does hold longer. The problem seems to be more with these nylon style of laces and not the knot itself. I tried it with tennis shoes with cotton shoestrings and they stayed tied just fine.
Cool tip, thanks Bonny. :D

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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You've probably understood it badly. I'll see if I can find a good tutorial.
http://www.runnersworld.co.za/shoes-gear/shoe-essentials/are-you-tying-your-laces-correctly/

I got it right and it does hold longer. The problem seems to be more with these nylon style of laces and not the knot itself. I tried it with tennis shoes with cotton shoestrings and they stayed tied just fine.
Cool tip, thanks Bonny. :D




You need to understand it in the Front... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:55 am 
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It's true that lace design can make it easier (eg round laces) or harder (ribbed laces) to loosen, but with run-of-the-mill sneaker shoelaces it does make a world of difference. This was tested for the first time in the most recent Frag Doch Mal Die Maus, where ten athletes used both ways of tying, one for each foot: of 10 runners, 7 suffered a shoelace loosening on the foot with the bad knot, yet NONE of the properly tied laces had loosened.

Another fact from Frag Doch Mal Die Maus:
You Can Walk On Jell-O

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I had the round nylon style laces on and they came loose all the time until I tied it your way. It works! Ten outta ten runners stayed tied, that speaks for itself. 8)

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Frag Doch Mal Die Maus

Is that the Klingon Olympics?

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For over 40 years there's been a German children's TV show entitled "Die Sendung Mit Der Maus" (the show with the mouse), that combines animated shorts (like the Mole and Shaun the Sheep) with how it's made / how it works videos, based on user input. Four times per year they have a great quiz show Frag Doch Mal Die Maus, with celeb Germans on the teams, answering children's questions, like "How many suction caps does it take to hold up a car?" It's really a fun show and occasionally you get some really useful information!

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For over 40 years there's been a German children's TV show entitled "Die Sendung Mit Der Maus" (the show with the mouse), that combines animated shorts (like the Mole and Shaun the Sheep) with how it's made / how it works videos, based on user input. Four times per year they have a great quiz show Frag Doch Mal Die Maus, with celeb Germans on the teams, answering children's questions, like "How many suction caps does it take to hold up a car?" It's really a fun show and occasionally you get some really useful information!

So how many suction cups does it take? Don't leave us hanging like that! :?

That does sound like a fun and interesting show! :)

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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For over 40 years there's been a German children's TV show entitled "Die Sendung Mit Der Maus" (the show with the mouse), that combines animated shorts (like the Mole and Shaun the Sheep) with how it's made / how it works videos, based on user input. Four times per year they have a great quiz show Frag Doch Mal Die Maus, with celeb Germans on the teams, answering children's questions, like "How many suction caps does it take to hold up a car?" It's really a fun show and occasionally you get some really useful information!

So how many suction cups does it take? Don't leave us hanging like that! :?

That does sound like a fun and interesting show! :)


Unless I'm mistaken the answer is........eight

They were manufactured by Dupont under licence in Malaya and designed by the French Canadian octopusologist Sir Jacques le Suces


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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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For over 40 years there's been a German children's TV show entitled "Die Sendung Mit Der Maus" (the show with the mouse), that combines animated shorts (like the Mole and Shaun the Sheep) with how it's made / how it works videos, based on user input. Four times per year they have a great quiz show Frag Doch Mal Die Maus, with celeb Germans on the teams, answering children's questions, like "How many suction caps does it take to hold up a car?" It's really a fun show and occasionally you get some really useful information!

So how many suction cups does it take? Don't leave us hanging like that! :?

That does sound like a fun and interesting show! :)


Unless I'm mistaken the answer is........eight

They were manufactured by Dupont under licence in Malaya and designed by the French Canadian octopusologist Sir Jacques le Suces

8, Grey Toast? I'd say 1,800 or more if your talking octopus size bro'. One big magnet can hold a car easy, but how many suction cups to achieve lift and hold is the question. Dupont must be desperate to hire Sir Jack Sucks. :wink:

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Oh I forgot what the exact number of suction caps was.

How many kids would it take to make a water bed burst? Answer: 19,900 kg or 663 children if a kid weighs 30 kg on average.
How many cyclists does it take to power a TV? Or a blow-dryer, or a fridge?
How many individual sugar grains are there in 1 kg of sugar?

http://www.wdrmaus.de/enteseite/fragdochmal/ Official site with the most recent show.

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Just yanking your tenticle Kapt, you still call it that right?


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Just yanking your tenticle Kapt, you still call it that right?

Tentacle Of Love is the correct term and no you can't touch it......ever! :lol:

It takes 3 bicycles to power a flat screen TV, at least in the Netherlands. In California it only takes one juicer to do it all, sorta' like Lance Armstrong winning all those Tour de Anywhere's. This dopes for you! :shock: :lol:

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I wonder how far Lance Bloodswrong will fall...tv colourman, shoe salesman, inmate?


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I wonder how far Lance Bloodswrong will fall...tv colourman, shoe salesman, inmate?

Insert drug dealer before inmate and you got it. His resume' should read professional conman. :roll:

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I learned that a "pressure cooker" bomb, like the ones visited upon Boston yesterday, can be aimed. :(

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I learned that a "pressure cooker" bomb, like the ones visited upon Boston yesterday, can be aimed. :(



This could literally turn out to be home cooked terrorism!... :!:


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I learned that a "pressure cooker" bomb, like the ones visited upon Boston yesterday, can be aimed. :(



This could literally turn out to be home cooked terrorism!... :!:

Your a sick man Plook, I like it! :twisted:

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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I learned that a "pressure cooker" bomb, like the ones visited upon Boston yesterday, can be aimed. :(



This could literally turn out to be home cooked terrorism!... :!:

Your a sick man Plook, I like it! :twisted:



Hey I call as I see them, if it isn't PC I can't help that... :smoke:


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Learnt what Polari is.
Or: stuff you really need to know about a language but that you won't learn at any school.

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Learnt what Polari is.
Or: stuff you really need to know about a language but that you won't learn at any school.

My folks bough a brand new Polaris station wagon for a trip across the states, back when they first came out with them.
It's also a type of star I believe and Polaris is the north star too. :|

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Have you heard of Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams? Their version of Polari, though clichéd, was nice...
Troll 'round! It's very bona.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZL4rTEWU5c

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I like feijoas....


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