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16 Everyday Things Whose Purpose You Didn’t Know Before


There are a lot of things we have around ourselves, and we don’t know the purpose of some of them. We try to figure out but still do not understand their real purpose.

As all of you know, humans are curious in nature. We are the same, so we have decided to unravel some of the mysteries for the lot of you. We will be glad to share our discoveries with you.

#1 A hanging loop on back of shirt

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This little loop has three interesting theories. According to first one, it is the clearest purpose that this loop is for hanging the shirt. Then, there is another theory that it comes from the time when there were the removable collars of shirts and the handkerchiefs, so maybe its purpose is to fasten the tie somehow. According to third and last theory, a person from a University removed this loop after he started to date a girl. He did this to show that he is not single anymore.

#2 The Power cable cylinder

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You might have noticed a cylinder on the power cord of your laptop. It is a significant thing. We call it the ferrite bead. Its purpose is to suppress the high-frequency noise within the electronic circuits. It has a basic but incredible design. See, sometimes little things are important.

#3 Little hole in plane’s window

 theunknownbutnothidden.com

The manufacturers use two different pieces of the glass to create a windowpane for the airplane. Due to the significant pressure difference between the inside and outside of the plane, the inner glass of the pane could shatter anytime. However, this little hole enables the movement of air between the inner area of the windowpanes and the cabin of the airplane. In this way, it works as an equalizer for the pressure.

#4 Blue part of eraser

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Ask somebody that what is the purpose of blue part of eraser, and most of them will say that they can use it to remove the marks of a pen. It ‘s not valid. They made it remove markings from the thick paper. Pink part can regularly leave the traces on the paper, while blue part for the mostly disposes of everything. Makers of erasers soon found that individuals did not accurately comprehend its actual purpose. Thus they began to promote the utilization of the blue piece of the eraser against pen markings

#5 Horizontal Buttonholes of shirt

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Sometimes we think that why the first and the last buttonhole on our shirts are horizontal while all the other holes are vertical. The answer is fundamental and straightforward. The reason behind this thing is that the first and the last buttons of our shirts are mostly to become undone, so a horizontal hole makes it difficult for the button for come undone.

#6 Extra eyelets of sneakers

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Not many people would pay attention to those extra holes in their shoes. However, people should pay some attention because they have a beneficial purpose. Designers made them fix your shoes in one place on the feet, so they don’t rub your ankles while you are running.

#7 Side eyelets of sneakers

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However, there are two small holes on both sides of the converse training shoes. Designers made them fit those shoes on the feet, and additionally, they work as the ventilators.

#8 Hole of the Spaghetti spoon

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Designers made the hole in Spaghetti spoon to measure the perfect amount of the pasta needed to eat. Yes, some people eat more than the others do. However, they made this hole to measure the average size anyone would like to have.

#9 Small pockets of jeans

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Everyone thinks that small pocket of their jeans has a use to hold the contraception. Obviously, it can do this job along with holding a lot of different things. However, designers made this to serve a different purpose. Levi’s made the small pocket for the first time in 1873. The purpose of small pocket is to hold the pocket watch. The manufacturers still know it officially as the “watch pocket.”

#10 Rivets on Jeans

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Rivets are more valuable than one could even imagine. For the first time, when the workers wore denim and worked physically, the trouser fell within no time. Luckily then they found a solution. Some studs would strengthen the areas enduring all the strain. This idea became a super hit and became a great success. Now we know the importance of what we wear.

#11 Hole in the cap of ballpoint pen

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The common point of view is that the hole allows the flow of air if the cap gets stuck in the user’s throat. It is wrong. If anything goes in the throat, it causes the swelling of the mucous membrane. This hole prevents the membrane from absorbing the cap within it.

#12 Scrap with the new clothes

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All of us think that we can use the waste material to sew the patches of our clothes. It is not the case. Manufacturers initially made the scrap so you can check the material of clothes by using different washing materials like bleach or washing powder on them. Therefore, next time you can be careful about the clothes.

#13 Little hole on measurement tape

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Many people may have developed their uses of this hole, but designers initially made these holes to hook the tape on the nails or the screws. In this way, it allows you to measure the distance easily without the issue of slipping.

#14 Serrated edge on measurement tape

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You could have never known it earlier. If you are working on something where you have a mark, but both of the hands are busy, now you see how you can use the serrated edge of the tape.

#15 Arrow on the gas gauge

 buenamente.com

You might have never noticed this sign before but believe me when I say it can come in handy. When you are driving some rental car, and you do not know on what side the fuel gauge is, this arrow shows you the right direction.

#16 Zigzag side of Bobby pin

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This one is basic and straightforward. The curved side is the one made to keep at the bottom. The reason is that it can hold the hair better. In this way, this zigzag helps the hairpin and make your life more comfortable and convenient.

I guess now you have more knowledge about these little everyday things, so next time when someone asks the question about any of these. You can slam the answer right there.

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