8 Everyday Items With Hidden Features You May Not Know About
I love stuff that makes life easier. Who doesn't, right? What's even better is when items have hidden features you might not have known about. Take foil for example. It's used by many for a variety of reasons, but zoom in on the ends of the box. Did you know the ends can be punched in so the spool stays in place? Genius.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. The Eco Feed has put together a list of everyday items with hidden features. From the true purpose of rivets on your favorite pair of jeans to the little bumps on your computer keyboard, discover features you may have not known about. Below are some of my favorite picks.
LOOK: 8 EVERYDAY ITEMS WITH HIDDEN FEATURES YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT
Tabs on a Soda Can
The hole in the tab fits your straw perfectly and can be used to keep it in place. Poof, a straw holder.
The Cylinder at the End of Your Charging Cable
What is that little contraption? It's there to prevent electromagnetic interference, the kind of garbled interference you hear on your cell phone sometimes.
Pot Handle Holes
I always thought these were so you could hang up your pots and skillets. While it's true you can, that's not their only function. They're actually there to hold a spoon or utensil more easily. I only realized this a couple years ago. Where have I been?
Plastic Discs Under Bottle Caps
Not that you'd ever wonder about these little plastic discs, but they do serve a purpose. They help seal the carbon dioxide in the bottle and in your drink. Without them, your favorite soda would go flat faster.
A Potato Peeler for Onions
You bet. I've known about this trick for a while. Potato peelers work great for peeling onions too, and they also help prevent "onion tears".
Rivets on Jeans
If you wear jeans, then you've seen these random rivets before. They're not there for ornamental purposes. Invented by Levi Strauss himself, the rivets are put in at strategic stress points to help ensure the jeans don't rip.
Bumps on a Keyboard
We've all seen these on our computer keyboards, but what are they and what do they do? They're there to aid in finding your way around the keyboard by touch, with only your fingertips. Give it a try.
Hole in a Spaghetti Spoon
I found this hidden feature a couple years ago. I always thought it was there as part of the design, but it has a purpose - to measure out a serving amount.
I'm all about making things simple and handy so I'm going to give some of these a try. Check out the complete list of gadgets with hidden features and get ready to simplify your life.
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