10 Things You Never Knew The Reason They Existed!
Popular belief is that they can be used for sewing up patches, sadly that's not what they are for. They are to be used as test materials for different detergents to be used on to make sure your new clothes don't end up becoming something you don't want them to after a wash.
#9 Why pen caps have holes in them!- You will never have guessed this...Trust me
Popular belief with this one is that it helps passage of air if someone ever swallows it! And that's where everyone is neither wrong or right. The reason it's there is because when something gets stuck in the trachea, it will cause the mucous membrane to swell in reaction. This gap helps prevent the cap from getting absorbed into the membrane.
#8 The Mystery Of The Pocket Within The Pocket In Your Jeans
From just for show to holding coins, the reasons for their existence has long been puzzling to us. But they are to be correctly referred to as 'watch pockets'. Because they were first brought into fashion back in 1873 by Levi's jeans especially to hold watches.
#7 Spaghetti Spoon- One hole two purposes(Okay stop snickering you! This is a legit fact!)
One, it there to strain the water out of your spaghetti and the second is to measure your spaghetti! Yup, that's right! The size of the hole holds the average amount of spaghetti a person can eat and is used for the same! It helps you keep a track of how much spaghetti you are making.
#6 The Mystery Of The Extra Eyelets On Your Shoes
So get this...the extra holes on your shoes are called 'eyelets' and they are there to secure your shoe more firmly and help prevent the shoe from rubbing against your ankle when engaged in sports.
#5 The reason why you have horizontal and vertical buttonholes
Anyone notice that the topmost buttonholes are horizontal while the rest are vertical? Well, the reason is as simple as you think! The topmost buttons are at the risk of opening up easily and the horizontal buttonholes make sure they don't.
#4 The Blue Eraser Mystery
It was originally intended to remove markings from thick paper. The pink part can often leave traces of what was written behind on the paper, whereas the blue part generally gets rid of everything. Producers of erasers soon found that people didn't quite understand its true purpose, and so they started promoting the use of the blue part of the eraser for its new-found purpose of removing pen marks. They even went so far as to sometimes label it with the image of a pen.
#3 The Tiny Hole On The Plane Windows
These plane windows are made from two pieces of glass(which is known as perspex). And is susceptible to breaking due to the difference in the plane's pressure inside and that of the outside. The hole helps somewhat regulate the pressure here and thereby equalizing it.
#2 The Cylinder On Some Wires- know why it's there?
Those who use a laptop would have come across this... This bulk is called the 'ferrite bead' and its purpose is to suppress high-frequency noise in electronic circuits. Its design is incredibly simple- it has an insert made from ferrite which the cable is wrapped around.
#1 That Hanging loop on the back of your shirt
Okay, the reasons for this are quite interesting....The first one being obviously to hang the shirt. The second is that it was somehow helpful when tying a tie(?!) and the last one takes the cake- A student at an American university is said to have removed the loop from his shirt when he started dating a girl, to show that he was taken. For her part, his girlfriend started to wear a scarf with the emblem of his university on it.
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