Here Are 21 Things You Would Have Noticed In Your Everyday Life But Had No Idea What They Were For!

Here Are 21 Things You Would Have Noticed In Your Everyday Life But Had No Idea What They Were For!

- Blog Post By christine   |     

You will be a little wiser than the rest after you have read this.

#21 The hole in the pen cap mystery

Most people think that the hole in the pen's cap is to keep the ink from drying out, but that's not the case. It's done so, that if a child ever swallows the cap,it will give them a airway to breathe until medical attention can be given to them.

#21 The hole in the pen cap mystery
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#20 Why airplane windows have holes....

Well, the hole is present for two reasons- one to stabilize the inner pressure with the outside and the other is to prevent the glass from fogging up.

#20 Why airplane windows have holes....
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#19 Why you get extra fabric materials of the new clothes you buy

It's given so that you can test the effects of different detergents on your new garment.

#19 Why you get extra fabric materials of the new clothes you buy
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#18 Why you have these pockets in jeans...

It's for keeping watches! Jeans was originally invented for gold miners, hence the effect.

#18 Why you have these pockets in jeans...
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#17 What are those little holes in Converse All Stars there for?

One word- ventilation.

#17 What are those little holes in Converse All Stars there for?
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#16 The hole in your pan handle

As the picture above demonstrates, it is used for more than just hanging.

#16 The hole in your pan handle
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#15 And the hole on your pasta spoon?

It's there to strain the the water out of your pasta.

#15 And the hole on your pasta spoon?
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#14 What's that arrow next to your gas gauge there for?

It indicates the side of the car where the gas cap is on.

#14 What's that arrow next to your gas gauge there for?
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#13 Why is one side of a bobby pin bent into a zigzag?

Simple!It helps hold the hair better.

#13 Why is one side of a bobby pin bent into a zigzag?
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#12 And that little hole in the bottom of a padlock?

It helps the water drain out when used outside and can be used for oiling.

#12 And that little hole in the bottom of a padlock?
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#11 What about this thick bit found on many cables?

They there to suppress high-frequency electromagnetic interference, meaning they make sure your electronic gadgets don't have any kind of unwanted effect.

#11 What about this thick bit found on many cables?
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#10 Do you even know how utility blades work?

Every time you feel the blade is getting blunt, just sharpen it again!To do so, take that back cap off, slide the blade out the back end, and use the cap to snap off the end of the blade before putting it all back together again.

#10 Do you even know how utility blades work?
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#9 And why do some caps have a little spike in them?

It is used for puncturing the seal of the ointment or cream.

#9 And why do some caps have a little spike in them?
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#8 And the little bumps on the "F" and "J" keys on a keyboard?

When it comes to 10-finger typing, the "F" and "J" keys are the home keys, that's where your index fingers rest. The little bumps let you find your way back to the home position without looking down at your keyboard.

#8 And the little bumps on the
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#7 What about the hole found in rulers?

You know this one! It's for hanging them up!

#7 What about the hole found in rulers?
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#6 Why does an Apple power cable have wings?

The wings flip up to give you something to wrap the cable around. Start by wrapping the thicker section of cable around the power block, then the thinner part of the cable around the wings, and secure the whole thing with the little clamp on the very end.

#6 Why does an Apple power cable have wings?
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#5 And while we're at it, what's the dot next to the camera on an iPhone for?

It's actually a microphone for the back camera.

#5 And while we're at it, what's the dot next to the camera on an iPhone for?
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#4 Have you been eating Tic Tacs wrong this whole time?

It serves as a dispenser that gives you one Tic Tac at a time.

#4 Have you been eating Tic Tacs wrong this whole time?
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#3 And the little disc under the lid of a plastic bottle?

It's because create a seal that keeps the contents of bottle fizzy. Without it, that soda would go flat in no time.

#3 And the little disc under the lid of a plastic bottle?
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#2 What's that mysterious blue side of an eraser for?

It's for the same purpose as the pink side of it but only on harder and more abrasive surfaces.

#2 What's that mysterious blue side of an eraser for?
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#1 And why do wine and champagne bottles have those indentations in the bottom?

It's done so that it compensates for the pressure that the contents of the bottle go through during the corking process. The sides and bottoms of bottles are weak spots, and the indentation helps evenly distribute the pressure inside the bottle. That's why it's so much deeper on champagne bottles, which are under much more pressure due to the carbonation.

#1 And why do wine and champagne bottles have those indentations in the bottom?
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