People have passed around versions of this method, called the “Ian Knot,” before, but for his new show Going Deep, which goes in-depth into everyday tasks, David Rees went straight to Ian himself. In this exclusive clip, Ian (whose last name is Fieggen) explains how to do it, and shows just how much faster the knot can be.
The result is the same as a regular shoelace knot—it’s just a faster way to do it.
TODAY IN SLATE
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How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
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Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.