Everyday Objects With Hidden Features Sitting In Plain Sight
You’d be surprised at how many daily activities people do wrong. It’s not their fault — it’s the way they were conditioned. But we’re here to help.
There are many surprising features that folks don’t know about, such as making your medicine bottle not childproof anymore. Continue reading to see all the surprising features of everyday things you might not know about.
Cook Correctly Now
Many use the pots they cook with wrong. The slits on the handles are there to insert your cooking utensils as you make your food.
This lessens the mess you make.
Thank The French For These Beanies
The pompoms on top of some beanies aren’t only for a boost of fashion.
They come from French sailors who had them help prevent from banging their heads on the ship’s ceilings.
Never Use Ketchup The Same
You always see the 57 on a Heinz ketchup, but why is it there?
That spot is where you’re supposed to tap the bottle to help the red goodness come out quicker. Quit smacking the bottom.
What’s That Tiny Button For?
Okay, so what are those little buttons on your jeans? Well, they’re there because that’s the spot where your jeans are most likely to tear apart.
These tiny buttons are for added reinforcement.
The Grooves On A Cup
If you’ve ever noticed the little grooves under your coffee mug, you aren’t the only one.
These are to help water flow when you place them upside down in the dishwater. You don’t want that water spilling over your feet, or do you?
Use Them As Plates
This trick is simple and helpful! Remove any handle and unfold to begin using the Chinese food delivery box as a plate.
It’s pretty smart, and you don’t have to use dishes.
The Dent In Milk Is Useful
What is that dent on the side of milk?
It comes when the mold gets made, and it’s to make sure the correct amount of milk goes inside once the mold cools down.
To Prevent Choking
Most pen swallowing happens with people aged between 6-15 years old. The hole at the top of the cap allows air passage to prevent choking. The creators figured they could help somehow.
The McFlurry Spoons Help
There’s a reason why the spoon in your McFlurry is hollow.
It’s to attach to the machine that mixes your sugary treat with the toppings inside of the cup. Never think it’s for no reason anymore.
Headrest To The Rescue
Headrests aren’t just to keep you comfortable while you drive. I
f you ever get trapped in the car, you can take them off, slide the metal part in between the window slit, and break it open.
Microwave Your Rice Better
If your microwaveable goods always fall over when you cook them, try this.
There are flaps on the bottom you can open to help your food stand up straight while you microwave it.
Those Extra Shoelace Holes Help
Those extra holes you see in shoes or boots serve a good purpose.
Looping your shoelace through them grants you added support for your ankle and helps prevent the shoe from sliding around.
Use The Oven Correctly
If you put your extra pots and cooking dishes in the bottom row of your oven, you’re using it wrong.
That place is for keeping your cooked goods warm after you take them out of the oven.
Switch To Wooden Hangers
The wooden hangers aren’t only for added style. They’re made with cedarwood, which is known to repel bugs and moths.
They’re also pretty durable and have a refreshing scent in your room.
Two Colors For A Reason
Two-toned erasers are made for a good reason. The pinkish hue helps erase on light grades of paper and on lighter marks.
That means the blue side helps with darker marks and tougher pieces of paper.
The Stripes In Toothpaste
In the ’70s, people wanted to keep their breath fresh as well as clean their teeth.
Aquafresh added a stripe and told everyone it keeps your breath nice. Years later, brands continue to add stripes because the same trick still sells.
Why Are They In Triangles?
People think that Toblerone bars are in triangles because they’re from Switzerland and they resemble the Swiss Alps.
They’re really in that shape to help break apart when you press with your thumb.
Childproof Be Gone!
Childproof medicine bottles can be difficult to open sometimes.
If you don’t have any kids, you can flip the lid upside down and remove the need to open it in a strange way.
Put The Metal Stub To Use
If you haven’t utilized the metal stub at the end of the measuring tape, now is your time to start.
You can hang it on a nail so that you can have a free hand.
Clean Your Blender Faster
Don’t you hate cleaning up your blender after making a smoothie? Well, toss in some dishwasher soap and some water to begin your new cleaning process.
Spin it and it should clean itself.
Eating An Orange with Style
For this trick, you have to cut the top of the orange and then the side.
After that, it should unroll into a row as you see in the photo.
Rotate The Stapler Plate
To make taking staples out of things easier, rotate the metal plate on the bottom.
The staples will go into the object inverted, which makes it easier for you to take them out of it.
A Needed Mouse Hack
If you want to prevent your PC from going into rest mode, you can put an analog watch under it.
The mouse should detect the movement and think you’re using it.
Hold Your Bags Easier
Here’s a neat trick that should save you extra room in your shopping cart.
The loops on the side of the cart are for hanging your extra bags when you get a lot of items.
Cook Spaghetti Correctly
Getting the correct amount of pasta can get frustrating, but don’t let it get to you again.
The hole in the middle of the spaghetti ladle measures the right amount you need.
What Are Those Patches For?
Many think the slotted patches on backpacks are for style.
What many fail to realize is that those patches are called lash tabs and are for holding extra hiking equipment.
Peeling Your Banana The Proper Way
It’s a practice the monkeys do, but not many humans.
When you open your banana from the bottom, it ensures you won’t squeeze it! Give it a try next time.
Heating Your Food Correctly
Next time you heat your food in the microwave, try this tactic.
When you create a hole in the middle, it allows the heat to distribute evenly so you won’t have parts of your meal warmer than others.
Use A Fork Next Time You Eat Oreos
This hack might have you eating Oreos more often.
Instead of dunking them in the milk with your hands, put a fork in the filling and dunk them that way!