When people first started developing tools to make life easier, every single little detail of a tool had a specific purpose. Nothing they did was by accident or simply for flare. Even what was meant to be artwork had a specific purpose that had to do with either religious beliefs or common everyday activities. in this article you will discovre 10 Things You Did Not Know The Use Of & What They’re Made For.
1. The Little Holes In The Windows Of Airplanes
You should know that those little holes are there for two reasons:
The first reason is that it prevents the windows from fogging up.
The other reason is that airplane windows are made up of two pieces of perspex which is plastic glass. And without the tiny hole in the window the inner piece of glass would shatter, due to the difference in pressure between the plane’s cabin and the outside.
The tiny hole lets air move from the cabin into the other pane of glass, the tiny hole equalizes the pressure between the two panes, it’s what keeps the cabin of the plane safe. for such a tiny little detail it has a huge life saving purpose.
2.The Loop On The Back Of Your Shirt
Most people look at the loop on the back of their shirts, and don’t know what it’s for! Well there is a purpose for it on the back of your shirt. there are actually three documented reasons and it’s unknown which one is correct.
The first is the most obvious, it’s a way to hang your shirt on a hook, this doesn’t make sense however, because if you hang your shirt on a hook by that loop it will become wrinkled quickly. And the second could be a way to help you fasten your tie easier.
The last purpose is more romantic. years ago, in an American University girls would rip off the shirt loops of the men they found attractive. Men would also cut off the loop of their shirts to show that they had a girlfriend.
Strange to think that shirt loops were like an old school promise ring. we suppose every generation has its customs, right?
3. The Extra Piece Of Fabric That Comes With New Clothes?
If you’ve ever bought a new shirt, or a new pair of pants, that came with a small piece of fabric in the bag, you might have thought that it was a patch, so if the article gets rips you can patch it or replace the button. well that’s not the real reason the clothing manufacturers include this piece of fabric.
The actual reason that clothing manufacturers add the scraps of material, is so that you can wash it first, this will let you see how the laundry detergent and the washing cycle will affect the clothing, this will save you from ever fading or shrinking an outfit the first time you wash it.
And also the manufacturer includes that extra piece of fabric, so you can test how different laundry detergents will react to your new garment.
4. Pom-Pom On The Hats
I’m sure you’ve often wondered about the winter hat and why there is a pom-pom on top of a lot of them.
The pom-pom on a hat goes all the way back to the 1900s, when sailors were living aboard ships, sailors would wear the hats and if the pom-poms scraped the ceiling they’d know that they needed to duck, and they would not scrape their head. it works like a cats whiskers.
Next time you wear a hat with a pom pom, wear it with pride, it just might save you from bonking your head.
5. Hole At The End Of Your Chupa Chups Stick
Do you remember your love of suckers as a kid, and the excitement that came when you finally finished your candy and you tried to turn the plastic stick with the hole into a whistle? As it turns out, that ‘s not actually what that hole is meant for. Well, there are two reasons which will most certainly calm that curiosity.
The first reason is it’s to make sure the candy is fastened properly both inside and out.
Secondly, is to prevent little kids or adults from choking, if they accidentally swallow the top end of the stick, the holes will allow some air to get to their lungs.
Who would’ve known it wasn’t for the whistle?
6. Backpack Loops
Have you ever wondered what the slotted patches on some backpacks are there for? That’s called a hauling loop and they are designed to carry anything you don’t want to put inside your pack.
This includes items that may be pointy or have sharp edges such as trekking poles or ice axes. They are also ideal for reducing bulk within your pack, saving precious space for items that require more protection.
However, there’s really no need to put them on a kids backpack. There aren’t too many kids out there who are gonna be hauling heavy items to school.
7. The Pocket In Women’s Panties
Many men would be surprised to learn that not even most women know the specific purpose of the small pocket sewn into their panties! Although women have found them to be plenty useful for storing things like tampons or other small items of a private nature, this actually isn’t why it’s there.
This pocket is actually called a panty gusset, and was never intended to be a pocket at all. Rather, it is an extra piece of fabric sewn in for women’s hygiene and in the higher-end panties the gusset is sewn completely shut.
The “pocket” is simply a result of manufacturers unwilling to spend the time and money to get those last few stitches in!
8. Bumps On The F And J On A Computer Keyboard
When you’re hammering out the sentences on your keyboard, you probably no longer even notice the raised bumps when you hit the ‘F’ and ‘J’ keys. Whenever you do notice, you probably fleetingly question what their purpose is.
The ridges found on the F and J buttons on a computer keyboard are designed to help users locate the correct keys without looking down. The reason why only these keys have ridges is to help users place their hands in the optimum typing position.
With your index fingers on the two ridged keys – your left hand covers A,S, D and F while the right covers J,K,L and colon.
9. The Stripes In Toothpaste
If you’ve ever used Aquafresh, then you’re familiar with the red, white, and blue stripes in the toothpaste. No, these aren’t there to represent the company’s patriotism. In the 1970s people were realizing that simply cleaning the mouth to keep it healthy wasn’t enough; they needed something in the toothpaste to freshen the breath, too. Aquafresh answered the call by adding in a blue stripe to their paste to indicate that it had the dual action of cleaning and freshening.
After people began paying more attention to the health of their gums, the ingenious toothpaste brand added a 3rd red stripe to their product, to indicate that their paste now had triple action: cleaning, freshening, and plaque control. Even though solid white brands offer the same hygiene benefits, companies continue to add stripes to their paste because it’s a proven seller.
10. The Lines On A Solo Cup
Solo cups have become basically synonymous with beer and outrageous parties. Their solid red color, hides the nature of their drink perfectly among youngsters, and they are the perfect receptacle for a decent game of beer pong.
Did you know those lines and ridges in the cup can serve a totally different function, though? Although the manufacturer claims coincidence, the lines on a solo cup can be used as liquid measurements for different kinds of alcohol.
The bottom line is the rough equivalent of a 1 oz recommended serving of hard liquor, the second marks the 5 oz recommended dose of wine, and the third line marks 12 oz, the perfect amount for a cup of brew.
These are really just a handful of some of the everyday items that we didn’t know the purpose of. There are literally thousands more. Can you think of any? Please SHARE this with your friends and family.