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Ever Wondered Why There Is A Tiny Hole At End Of A Pen Cap? It Is There For An Important Reason





So, you have probably seen holes on pen caps and inferred that they are nothing but for some weird industrial design reason. Well, the truth is far from that because initially, pen caps didn't have these kinds of holes and something happened that made Bic, the premier pen company rethink the design

#3 Design or Science?

#3 Design or Science?

The hole isn't a mere design, it has a lot of science involved. This will shock you but even relief you a little!

To start with, all of us have that one friend who has never had his pen's cap right, because he/she has been chewing away the most of it. Most of the time this habit seems silly and is ignored; nevertheless, it has reported many cases where a person was chocked to death due to swallowing a pen's cap while chewing it.

#2 The answer is- SCIENCE

#2 The answer is- SCIENCE

Such case reports went viral on every news channel, repeated cases made the company rethink about the design, and thus they came up with caps, with a hole at the top of it.

All those who thought it to be a mere part of the design; to break the water bubble for them; it has a lot of science involved in it.



#1 PERFECT!

#1 PERFECT!

The hole is provided to make sure that even after swallowing the cap there remains a fair supply of air to prevent the person from choking. This will also provide the required time to provide first aid to the patient and the time to get to a hospital.

Engineering Designs have always astounded us with their amazing concepts and ideas to ensure every issue is resolved appropriately!







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