25+ Everyday Things That Make Perfect Sense When We Understand The Idea Behind
Day by day we use objects that we probably don't know how to use correctly or even know what their real purpose is. In the following list, you will see daily items and what they're used for. And trust us, there will be some that are guaranteed to surprise you. Let’s start!
49. The hole at the top of a coffee cup acts as an insulator for the heat from the beverage. The hole allows the hot steam to escape.
48. The magnetic locks on fuel hoses at gas stations help to prevent the dispenser from being damaged and keeps the fuel from leaking.
47. Some vehicles have detachable headrests in case you get locked in a car, so you can use them to break the windows and escape.
46. If you have ever bought ice cream at McDonald’s, you probably noticed their weird square-shaped spoon. The purpose of it is to mix the ice cream toppings while hooked onto the machine.
45. Containers usually have three handles for when two people need to carry one container.
44. The black film covering the microwave door is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields.
43. If you ever asked yourself why the microwaveable rice pouches have tabs at the bottom, it's so that you can open and prevent them from falling over while cooking.
42. You probably noticed that foil packages have flaps on the ends. If you push them, the roll will become properly attached inside the box.
41. Onesies have shoulder flaps so that parents can pull the onesie downward over the baby’s legs.
40. If you push the small holes in chocolate boxes, you'll extract the chocolates easily from the mold.
39. You can use the box of a pizza as a stand if you fold it in the same way as the picture below.
38. The purpose of the hole in the cap of a ballpoint is to lower the risk of suffocation in case a kid choked on it.
37. If you look at an airplane window closely, you'll notice there is a little hole at the bottom. This helps to compensate for air pressure, and it prevents the windows from fogging up.
36. If you buy a new piece of clothing and it includes an extra bit of fabric, it's to test how different laundry detergents will react, so you don’t ruin what you just bought.
35. This little pocket in jeans was made so people could keep their pocket watches inside of it. Although no one uses them anymore, the design remains to this day.
34. These little studs in jeans exist to strengthen the trousers at the most conspicuous spots. They helped the workmen and miners who wore them.
33. Those little holes you often see in shoes are made for ventilation among other uses. In other words, so your feet can breathe.
32. The little holes at the end of a tape measure are made so you can hook it onto a nail and in that way, the tape won’t slip while you use it.
31. And the little serrated-edge is for when you want to mark where your measurement is.
30. Of course, the hole in the handle of your pot works for hanging it onto the wall, but you can also use it to set down a cooking utensil.
29. The hole in your pasta spoon, besides straining the pasta and let the water drain out, it helps you to calculate a portion for one person.
28. The arrow next to your gas gauge helps to remind you in which side of the car the gas cap is.
27. One of the sides of a bobby pin is bent into a zigzag because that is the part that should be in contact with the scalp for a better grip.
26. Padlocks have a little hole in the bottom so it lets water drain out of the lock in case it gets wets due to the rain or other events.
25. The small cylinder-shaped bundles of some cables are ferrite cores that are used to suppress high-frequency electromagnetic interference.
24. The back cover of the utility blades can be removed and used to separate the part of the edge that is already worn and damaged, obtaining a new sharp knife.
23. The caps that have this small peak can be turned to perforate the protective sheet of the product before replacing the cap in its initial position and using it.
22. These little ridges are used to remember again where the primary keys are when we use 10-finger writing as trained typists do.
21. Although some believe that it has another purpose, the small hole in the rules is mainly used to hang them while they are not being used.
20. Apple power cords have these strange wings in their power block to wrap the thinnest section of the cable when not in use.
19. For those who have asked what is that little hole next to the camera of some cell phones. It is the microphone that the rear camera uses to record the videos.
18. Many people have been eating Tic Tacs wrong all their lives because they did not know that the small slit in the lid serves as a dispenser that gives you one Tic Tac at a time.
17. These small plastic discs on the caps serve to create an airtight seal on the lid, preventing both liquid and carbonation from escaping from the bottle.
16. The blue side of two-tone erasers is more abrasive and stronger, so it is used in more resistant papers and thicker art materials to remove ink or graphite.
15. The notches in the wine and champagne bottles exist to compensate for the pressure that the bottles go through and serve to distribute the pressure inside the bottles evenly.
14. Although many people believe that it is only a marketing brand, the number "57" of the Ketchup Heinz bottles indicates the ideal point at which to hit the bottle to get the product out.
13. The small slots in the bottom of the cups are designed to prevent the water from stagnating when they are placed to dry. Also, they prevent the cup from cracking when they have hot drinks.
12. The pompoms of the caps are not just to give them an extra touch of tenderness. They were initially used by French sailors to avoid hitting the roof of the ship.
11. Child-resistant plastic bottles come with a system that can be mocked when placing the container upside down, but you should avoid doing it in bottles that are not designed for this.
10. The brushes on the sides of the escalators are actually a safety feature that is used to prevent people from getting too close to the edges, avoiding accidents.
9. Many standard screwdrivers are designed to slide into a wrench, allowing you to create more torque and make it easier to use in certain situations.
8. Long ago, the coins were stamped in a metal that equaled the real value of the currency. People shaved the metal to enrich themselves, so this pattern was designed to determine which coins had been filed.
7. All cans have this small hole that many uses to place the finger and facilitate opening them, but its real purpose is to hold your straw in position while consuming the product.
6. These weird loops in the frame of a supermarket cart are designed to hold your bags with fragile products, such as eggs, and prevent them from being crushed by the rest of your purchases.
5. This half-belt that is usually seen in trench and pea coats was developed for the army that used large coats that were folded like blankets. The half-belt allowed them to gather the extra material to avoid stepping on it.
4. The margins of the notebooks are intended to prevent important information from being lost, protecting the information from general wear and from the rats that might chew the paper.
3. Paper cups for condiments from fast food restaurants can be rolled out to become small paper plates where you can store a lot more sauce.
2. In the same way, it happens with the Chinese takeout containers. When disassembling them following their unions, they turn into cardboard plates of the perfect size to eat without needing extra plates.
1. Many women have used these peculiar pockets in their underwear, but the reality is that it is just an extra piece of cloth that is added for hygiene and is not totally stitched to save time and money.
Now that you know the real purposes of all these items, they will never look the same for you. It is important for everyone to know about the proper use of the objects in this list, so share this article with your family and friends. Also, we invite you to keep reading our other articles, surely they will interest you!