Our lives are filled with various items that we use on a daily basis, and often we take certain objects for granted. Many of them play important roles in our routine and we are so accustomed in using them that we do not give a second thought.
Yet, we should open our eyes and minds and accept that many of these objects are much handier, clever and useful that we think. Check various uses of the items below and see for yourself!
THE PEN CAP HOLE
The hole in the pen cap’s purpose has nothing to do with keeping it from drying out. It is there so that if a child chokes on the pen cap, the airway to be still open.
THE FABRIC PIECE ON NEW CLOTHES
This piece of fabric is there so that you can wash it before the entire item and see the change of the color.
THE SMALL JEANS POCKET
The tiny pocket dates back to the earliest denim designs. Its purpose was to keep your pocket watch!
THE JEANS STUDS
Another thing that goes back in time – the studs used to reinforce the seams of the pants in certain areas that experienced plenty of wear.
THE CONVERSE SNEAKERS HOLES
The holes in the Chuck Taylor All-Stars sneakers have one main purpose and it is ventilation. The second one, which is not that obvious is for the laces to be threaded through the side holes for a better snug fit.
THE TAPE MEASURE HOLE
Thanks to this little hole you can secure the tape measure end to a nail or screw and thus measure more easily.
THE POT HANDLE HOLE
Besides hanging the pot, this hole is used for keeping the spoon that you are cooking with.
THE PASTA SPOON HOLE
That hole is used to strain the pasta and do not allow the water to flow out, but it can also measure the right size of one serving of spaghetti.
THE GAS GAUGE ARROW
The arrow is very useful when driving a rental car. It shows the side of the vehicle on which the gas cap is situated.
THE BOBBY PIN ZIGZAG SIDE
This zigzag edge of the bobby pin is the bottom part, as it helps hold hair in place better than with its face up.
THE BOTTOM OF THE PADLOCK HOLE
This hole has many purposes – first, as drain if you use your padlock outside, the water doesn’t get trapped inside, or damage the lock by freezing. Second, as an opening so that you can oil the lock to keep the inner mechanisms in a perfect stage.
THE POWER CABLES THICK PART
This contains chunks of magnetized iron oxide that prevent the electromagnetic interference on all electronic devices.
THE F & J KEYS
The small grooves on the “F” and “J” keys mark the home keys where the index fingers should rest if on the right typing position.
THE PHONE CAMERA DOT
This small dot is a microphone when using the back camera.
THE PLASTIC BOTTLE CAP DISC
These plastic discs hold in carbonation. Thus, if you remove them, even if it may seem like your bottle is closed tightly, you’ll find that the soda will go flat.
THE ERASER`S BLUE SIDE
The blue side of the eraser removes the ink but only if it is on very thick and durable paper. The blue eraser is tougher than the pink side which means that it will tear the normal paper.
THE WINE BOTTLE BOTTOM INDENTATION
This indentation helps a waiter to get a better grasp on the bottle while pouring the wine. But the truth is that it helps regulate the pressure experienced by the bottle during the corking process.
These common items have their special purposes, right? Well, there is never too late to learn something new, right?