quick 10 points
Guru: It does, somewhat. Which is why rope ends are either (traditionally) whipped with twine, or (synthetic rope) fused together or capped with heat-shrink tube.
A rope is made of many strands, which have been pulled so the fibres interlock, and twisted in the opposite direction to the main bundle's twist. This two opposing twists pull the whole thing together.
As any seaman will tell you there are correct procedures for uncoiling both rope and wire. If you haven't followed these then you will have problems,
Solution, lay the rope out lengthways and recoil.
It will sooner or later that's why on the boat I work on I tape the ends of each line I use