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24 Clever Features In Everyday Items You Wish You Knew This Whole Time

by Andrew / February 02, 2017

Almost all of your everyday items have some sort of design you may have wondered the purpose of or wasn't aware of. Surprisingly, almost every single little hole or bump on any product ever has a certain purpose that you probably had no idea about! Here are 24 super common items that have a design you've probably never used!

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Think the hole in the lid keeps the ballpoint from drying out?

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Many people think the hole in the cap of Bic pens are there to keep the ink from drying out. Actually, it's a safety reason! The hole is actually there in the cap so that if a child were to ever swallow the small cap it would have a much lower risk of suffocation due to having a small airway through the cap.


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Ever notice the little holes in the windows of airplanes?

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This little hole in the window of planes actually has 2 purposes: First off, the hole helps when the plane climbs in altitude to balance the air pressure and not let the outside window do all the work. It's second purpose is that the extra air flow helps the windows from fogging up so when you fight for the window seat you can actually see out of it!


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You know that extra piece of fabric that comes with new clothes?

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Most people think this fabric is for patching up holes in your pants. It's actually so that you can test your laundry detergent on the same fabric as your new clothes so you don't ruin the whole pair.


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And this little pocket on your jeans?

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While we may not have a huge need for these pockets any more, they're actually for holding pocket watches. They were made popular by the gold miners of the 19th-century.


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