Getting your wires crossed. It’s something that can happen all the time. Especially in engineering. But sometimes it’s very hard to see the method in the madness, like in the case of the following picture of some rather confusing telephone wiring in Beirut, Lebanon.
The image was posted on popular social site Reddit, and has garnered quite a trail of comments. “That resembles a neural network instead of a junction box,” commented one Redditer. “You don't fix it, you negotiate with it.”
"Yes, we have about four lines down. Could you go out there and fix it up?” added another, adding "Worst day to be a cable engineer with a switch box like this.”
Of course, messy cabling doesn’t just happen over in Beirut. Another Redditer pointed to the following YouTube video showing some rather sloppy home grown cabling, purportedly from Verizon Wireless.
Got any pictures of some tangled tech you want to send us? I feel a little competition coming on! Messiest desks part two.