The Mystery of the Shared Earbuds
What does it take for two different people to find common ground? To answer that, we dig into a nine-year-old mystery. In 2011, two very different guys shared a pair of earbuds on the New York City subway. A photo of them went viral … but who were they, and what were they doing? All is revealed.
• Matt McDonnell’s dog, Midnight
• Where the photo appeared first: New York magazine’s approval matrix
•Where the photo appeared second: BuzzFeed’s “35 Tweets About NYC That Will Make You Laugh Harder Than You Should”
• Where the photo appeared third: Jason Feifer’s Instagram
• CBS News from 1981: “Why is everyone wearing headphones?”
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