12 Everyday Things You Never Knew Even Had A Purpose


There are few features of the things we use regularly but we never noticed them and think that they are of no use. From the ballpoint pen caps to the wings of the apple adapter everything has a purpose to fulfill. But these things are so normal that either we ignore them or don’t even notice. Here are some of those things you’d never know was this important.

1. What’s that mysterious blue side of an eraser

What's that mysterious blue side of an eraser for?

This was a great suspense or say was a mystery for children of middle school that what was the blue part of eraser meant for?  In real the blue part of the eraser was for the heavyweights of paper whereas the pink part was for the light grades of paper which would tear apart.


2. And the little disc under the lid of a plastic bottle

The thin circular disc under the cap of the plastic bottle serves many functions like keep the moisture away from disrupting the material kept in the bottle and helps in keeping the bottle sealed. For instance, in soda bottle, this thin disc is a pressure seal and acts as a thin membrane which is a barrier in gas escaping and keep the material in the bottle fresh.

3. Why do some caps have a little spike in them

We all know that if we buy something usually it comes with a seal over it and we have to remove it first for further use. In some materials, the spike acts as a seal broker. For instance, eye drop caps always have spike in them do that the seal could remove easily with the help of the cap.


4. Ever noticed a little hole in the bottom of a padlock

The light hole at bottom of the padlock ought to have some reason and you must know it. The hole present at the bottom has been intentionally manufactured only to let excess dirt and water pass through them and this is not the only reason, it is also helpful in lubrication purpose.


5. Why is one side of a bobby pin bent into a zigzag?

There are also some bobby pins which don’t have this zigzag structure and that’s the reason those Bobby pins are unsuccessful in holding the hair properly.  The zigzag structure of the bobby pins is only to get a better hold on the hair for longer period of time.


6. Hole on your pasta spoon

The hole on your pasta spoon may annoy you sometimes but the truth is it is intentionally given there only for your convenience.

The role of that hole in the spoon is to hold the pasta and prevent it from breaking into pieces.

7. That hole in the handle of your pot is useful for more reason

It is an obvious reason that the hole in the handle of the pot, is to make it easier to hang them on the rack but there’s another reason which is unknown to people. The hole in the handle of your pot is also to hold your wooden spatula in such a way that the content on them would drop back inside the pot without creating any mess.


8. What about the studs

These tiny metals button around your pocket of your jeans are also known as ‘rivets’ and these rivets are not only for decorative purpose. These rivets are purposely given on jeans to hold the fabric together and make them last a little longer.


9. The little pocket on your jeans

The small pocket may look like that it has no meaning and given only to give your jeans a good look but in reality , it have some sort of purpose Levis introduced these jeans with a small pocket for an individual to keep there “watches” or small important things safe and unbroken.


10. Ever noticed the little holes in the window of the airplane


These tiny holes on the window of the airplanes are usually given for ventilation. It also keeps the cabin of airplane depressurized. This hole also helps in releasing moisture from the air gap.

11. Why does apple power cable have wings

The wings provided on the power cable aren’t there just for decorative purpose. These wings help in proper wrapping up of the wire.

12. The little bumps on the “F” and “j” keys on a keyboard?

The notches or say bumps on the two keys which is “f” and “j” are usually beneficial for the professional users of the keyboard or typists these keys help them to position their fingers on the correct key without looking the keyboard.

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