This post is not journalism research-related.
But if you look at attending conferences to present research as an essential component of the research process (since scientific research should be public anyway), then learning how to tie a tie is useful–especially for someone like me who rarely uses a tie (and therefore being able to do it in those rare times is always hit-or-miss, most often the latter).
Thanks to those who uploaded this on Youtube and shared this on Facebook! (I tried it a couple of times. It works!)