10 Everyday Items Which Have Surprisingly Useful Purposes

10 Everyday Items Which Have Surprisingly Useful Purposes

Architecture & Design: 10 Everyday Items Which Have Surprisingly Useful Purposes 


In our day to day lives, we use lots of different things. Things like pens, mugs, sticky notes, even wine bottles.

But there are lots of secret uses for these items that we often forget about or just don’t know. This often happens because we’re too use to them, we simply take them for granted.

Believe it or not but there’s almost a secret use for everything.

Here are just a few:

1 You may have noticed the little hole in your pan handle. This can be used for two things.

    To hang it up for easy storage.
    To rest your wooden spoon so you don’t get sauce all over your lovely clean counters.

2 The loop on the back of your button down shirts were actually introduced back in the 1960s. This meant the shirt could be hung up on locker pegs to avoid creasing.

But it was also used in dating. It was customary in American universities for men to snip off the loop to indicate they were in a relationship.

3. The little panel found on the back of many backpacks was originally designed for hikers to attach rope cable to

4 The small hole at the end of most tape measures is there so you can hook it onto nails or screws to prevent the tape from slipping off.

5 Ever wondered why plane windows have holes in them?

Well, they’re actually there to direct and maintain pressure in the cabin.

6 The mini pocket in your jeans is actually there because it was originally meant to hold a person’s pocket watch. It was the perfect size for it!

7 Did you know hat the tab on your rear view mirror is so you can tip the angle. This is brilliant as you can prevent being temporarily blined by the car behind you if their lights are on full beam. Handy, right?

8 The hole found on the bottom of a padlock acts as a filter in case it’s used outside in harsh weather conditions. But it can also be used as a way to insert oil to lubricate the lock.

9 The hole at the end of a biro pen lid isn’t there to prevent the ink from drying out. It’s actually there in case a child accidentally swallows it. It provide an air hole so they can still breathe with the lid lodged in their throat.

10 The tiny hole on the back of an iPhone is actually a microphone. So you can record sound while using your front camera. Handy, right?


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