The Purpose of Everyday Things – That You Hadn’t Considered! • MetDaan

The Purpose of Everyday Things – That You Hadn’t Considered!


There’s a number of features on things that you use every day that you probably never even noticed. They have characteristics that most of us pass off like:

* Small holes
* Indentations
* Bumps

It is the time we start to learn how to use different stuff and this is only going to happen with the right hacks. Below we shared some of them and you are going to thank me after reading this post.

1. The hole at the end is not actually there to keep the pen from drying out. The hole is to lower the risk of suffocation if a small child (nervous adult) choked on the cap.


2. Ever wonder why all of your pots have holes at the end of the handle? Not only to hang them, but to hold that messy spoon while you’re cooking up a storm.


3. The disc maintains the liquid and carbonation, without it, soda would go flat quickly.


4. The reason why some lids have little spikes in them is because you can get through those tiny protective foils easier, just unscrew the lid, flip it, and push on through.


5. Why are those little bumps protruding out of only the ‘F’ and ‘J’ keys on a keyboard? In 10-finger typing, these bumps indicate where your index fingers rest and help you find your way back to the home position without having to glance down from the screen. Interesting!


6. The little wings on an Apple power cable stand up so you can wrap the thinner part of the cable around the wings and secure it from unraveling. Smart, huh?


7. For those of us who don’t eat them like chips, you can eat one at a time.


8. That hole in the bottom of a padlock allows water to drain out of the lock when being used outdoors and also can be used to oil the lock for better performance.


9. That little arrow beside the gas gauge on your dashboard is there to tell you which side of the car the gas cap is on.


10. This hole is also used to indicate the size of one person’s portion of spaghetti. Just cram in as many noodles and you’ll have the perfect portion size for one.


11. The serrated edge on tape measures is there so you can mark where your measurement is.


12. The manufacturer includes this sample of the material so you can test how various laundry detergents react to it.


13. The tab that opens a can of soda also doubles as a straw holder. This doesn’t swivel around when you’re trying to make it meet your mouth. Mhmm.


14. Do you know those tiny holes on airplanes? They exist to allow air to flow into the plane and regulate pressure in the aircraft.


15. The punt underneath wine bottles are there as a historical remnant from the era when wine bottles were free blown using a blowpipe and pontil.


16. Those holes in the sides of converse are there for ventilation.



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