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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know What For

In life, there are few things that remain a mystery to us. We’ve experienced a lot of different things individually and we have learned a lot from it. But no matter what we do, we can’t know everything. Especially those little things that you thought you knew, but not really.

Here are some of the things that you probably can’t identify, until now:

 

10. The Hanging Loop On The Back of Your Shirt

It’s actually like a built-in hanger. You’re supposed to slip the loop over a hook and voilà—you’ve just eliminated the need for a hanger! Turns out this function actually dates back to around the 1960s, when the trend was inspired by sailors hanging their shirts on the ship hooks.

In the past, it also represented a few rather interesting social indications. For instance, some guys would cut off the loops to indicate that they already had girlfriends. Seems pretty odd but it’s also rather fascinating that it held such significance last time, but now we barely pay attention to it.

9. The Small Cylindrical Module of your Laptop Charger

This called a ferrite bead. It acts as an inductor (and in some cases a resistor) which is used to create a low-pass filter on the wire. The filter effectively eliminates the high-frequency noise on the wire and thus prevents it from transmitting/receiving radio waves. (Any long wire is effectively an antenna.)

8. The Small Hole in Plane Windows

This seemingly insignificant hole plays an important safety role. The hole helps to regulate how much pressure from the cabin is exerted onto the window’s panes and it makes sure that if the window is going to break, the outer pane goes first, this gives enough time for the plane to drop to a lower altitude to manage the issue.

7. The Blue Part Of The Eraser

Apparently, the blue part of the eraser was never meant to erase pen marks. The soft end (pink/orange) is useful for light grades of paper which the hard gritted side would tear apart, and also for precision erasing, such as removing a light stray mark from among dark marks. On grainy art paper, pencil marks are a pain to remove. The blue end of the eraser is tough and it doesn’t wither away on being used on a more coarse form of paper.

6. The Extra Eyelets on your Shoes

Those extra holes can actually serve an important purpose. They can help make shoes fit better, and thus prevent blisters. The trick is to create what’s known as a “heel lock” or “lace lock” with the extra holes. This method is said to create extra friction between the laces at your ankle, thus keeping the ankle and heel area nice and snug.

Just remember not to tie your laces too tightly.

5. The Hole in Your Spaghetti Spoon 

Estimating the right amount of pasta is difficult—that why your spaghetti spoon is there. That hole in your spaghetti spoon is to measure 1 serving. Now you can stop cooking for the whole neighborhood.

4. That Small Pocket on your Jeans

The tiny little pocket inside a pocket is actually for watches, designed for cowboys in the 1800s. But since we are in 2016 and we are, for the most part, not cowboys, these pockets have taken on new guises. And became a part of the design.

3. That Extra Scrap Of Cloth Included In New Clothes

It’s not to sew torn patches up like we usually thought. They are given so that you can know the nature of the textile material used so that you don’t wash it in a way that can potentially ruin your entire dress. You can check it by washing the sample using a washing powder or bleach to know if it’ll shrink or color bleed.

2. The Holes on The Top of Pen Caps

Yes, it may prevent the ink from drying or reduce the pressure when closing. But it also serves another simple yet ingenious purpose – reducing the risk of choking deaths.

Turns out it’s not just us who love chewing on pen lids – a whole lot of people do it, and that can lead to lids getting accidentally swallowed and lodged in the windpipe, with potentially fatal consequences.

By simply adding a larger hole to the top of the lid, pen company BIC increased air flow and the chance that people would still be able to breathe even if that happens – a design feature that, quite literally, saves lives.

1. The Tiny Buttons on Your Jeans

These little guys have an ACTUAL PURPOSE. Apparently, those buttons are called rivets, and they’re there to prevent jeans from wearing out and ripping at the seam.

Even more interesting, those copper rivets are actually patented by Levi. Young Levi Strauss came up with the idea for the rivets in 1829 when he noticed miners were complaining about how quickly their pants wore out.

 

Sources: 

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