You learn something new every day. But they didn’t tell you that you can also learn something new about familiar things that you use all your life. You think you know something, and then the next day you realize it can be done in a different way. Did you know that you can use your lid as a coaster? Me neither, but wait until you find out the much cooler stuff in the following pictures. Certain objects have strange uses that you haven’t heard of yet.
Life is indeed strange and exciting.
1. You’ve been pouring Tic Tacs wrong all this time
We usually open the lid and spill the tic tacs out in our hand. Well, that is not how to eat a tic tac. Have you ever noticed the groove on the inside of the lid? Turn the container upside down and open the lid to get one tic tac at a time. No more wasting of good candy.
2. The real reason why the Punt is on the underside of the wine bottle
The dimple or the groove on the underside of the wine bottle is known as a Punt. There are many reasons why the Punt is there, but the real reason is that in the old days when wine bottles were hand blown, they were usually not as finished as they are today, so the base was often wobbly and would spill the wine. Then, people found out a way to keep the bottle stable, by adding a punt at the bottom. Nowadays, the Punt is there just because of tradition.
3. The reason why there are small silver brackets on the upper part of the nozzle tube
You can see them right where the hose connects to the pump. They are actually there because of the carelessness of people, who usually forget to pull out the nozzle before leaving the station. This may cause the plant to explode, but these brackets keep the pump from catching fire.
4. The fact that you can use your lid as a coaster
When you buy a drink in a disposable cup, have you noticed the grooves on the lid? The lid can fit on the bottom of the container to serve as a coaster and prevent spills. Even Starbucks coffee cups have the same rule.
5. Why is there a hole in the handles of kitchen utensils?
If the utensil has a handle with a hole in it, the hole is for hanging the pans, but it also has another purpose. When you cook, you can fit the spoon into the hole to prevent creating a mess.
6. Why are there holes in airplane windows?
These keep the windows from breaking. While flying at high altitudes, the difference in pressure between inside and outside the plane may cause the window to break. The holes keep the pressure balanced on both sides thus keeping the plane safe.
7. The reason behind the bump on the “F” and “J” key on the keyboard
This allows the typer to find the particular key without being able to see the board. Once these two keys are found, writers can easily figure out the position of all the other keys as well.
8. Why is there hole in a biro cap?
In case someone accidentally swallows the cap, some amount of air will keep passing even if the cap is lodged in a person’s throat.
9. How to use a straw while drinking canned beverages
Twist the tab to the other side and put your straw through the hole to stop it bouncing around.
10. What does the circular disk inside a bottle cap do?
It is there to keep the fizz in the fizzy drinks, and to prevent spillage in case the bottle is turned upside down or shaken.