From the little dial at the end of traffic lights to the hole in lollipop sticks and the smart cap on utility knives,
right here are 10 More Everyday Points You Most Likely Do Not Know the Purpose Of.
Number 10, utility knife caps.
Several utility knife blades need to be broken off in order to have a good new sharp blade,however people typically go out of their way to get pliers or gloves to break off the blade.There’s no requirement though, since there’s a break off slot right here at the back.You can pry off this component at the back of the blade to use that to damage the blade off.
Firstly, move the blade back to be secure and then pry off the back.With some knives, you will certainly need to tear it off with a butter knife however this one has a handy pin,which you can quickly press in to slide it off.To prepare the blade, make sure to set it just at the right point where there’s only one break off line showing.Then lock the blade by pulling back this tab.Now, simply insert the blade into the back of the cap–And snap it off.If you’re lucky enough to afford two knives you don’t even need to take off the end.Just use the end of one of the knives to snap the blade off the other.Finally, it’s best to wrap the snapped part in tape to ensure that no one gets cut when it’s disposed of.
Number nine, little hole between the lens and flash on an iPhone.
If you have one of the latest iPhone models,you’ve probably seen the little hole between the flash and the lens and wondered what it’s for.It’s actually a tertiary microphone.Yes, that’s right, the iPhone has three microphones. The other ones are located at the bottom near the headphone port and on the front next to the FaceTime camera.On other phones they usually exist at the bottom.So, why so many microphones on the iPhone you may ask?The reason for it on the back is quite simple.It helps to capture sound better when you’re recording a video,than if the hole is facing out the front or side of the device.Also, it’s great for noise cancellation, so the person on the other end can hear you crystal clear even if you’re in a crowded bus.The end result is a more clear, crisp sound.Unless, of course, your phone case is designed to survive a nuclear apocalypse.
Number eight, button on lids.
As a child these buttons on drink lids can provide you with an easy five minutes of entertainment.But they actually serve a practical function too.Most of the buttons are labeled.Whether it’s the variety of hot drink,or whether or not it’s labeled as diet,these buttons are there to help you rid of the days of having to try all the drinks to figure out which one is yours.Instead you just have to simply check the lid.
Number seven, beer bottle neck.
The neck of the beer bottle isn’t just a sleek design feature or a convenient alley way for the beer to make its way into your mouth.It was in fact designed this way for people to hold so that as little body heat as possible is transferred into the beer making the drinking experience more pleasurable for everyone involved.Unless, of course, you happen to be the taxi driver who’s taking you home at the end of the night.
Number six, metal plate on a stapler.
Most of you staple things without regard to the way in which you’re binding the thing that’s being stapled.
Surprisingly, there are actually two ways to staple things.The way you’re probably familiar with is the permanent method of stapling.It’s the default setting on a stapler.Yes, there are actually settings on a stapler.It all has to do with this metal plate or anvil which has two rows of holes.You’ve probably seen it,but you didn’t realize what it’s for.With the usual setting, the back side of the staple will be folded inwards like this.Sometimes this method of fastening is too strong and difficult to remove.So that’s when the temporary method of fastening comes into play.All you have to do is rotate the plate on the bottom of your stapler.Then, when you staple, it will bend staples outward,instead of inward, to fasten things temporarily.This method is, by far, the least known and utilized stapling method.
You can now easily remove a pin staple by pulling it along the plane of the document.A lot of modern staplers don’t have this feature anymore,but the larger old school models do.Grab one for yourself for a few seconds of entertainment.
Number five, the hole at the end of a lollipop stick.
Even though this hole at the end of a lollipop stick looks like a hole on a flute or whistle, it isn’t there to whistle through when you’re finished with your lollipop.It’s actually there so that a little bit of candy can melt inside the hole.Just think about it, without the hole the extremely low amount of friction between the stick and the candy could sometimes cause the candy to fall off if you’re too vicious with your licks.It sort of then behaves like a hook,holding the candy more securely onto the stick allowing it to stay in place until you’re done with consuming your diabetes-friendly food.
Number four, disher scoops.
Everyone knows what these ice cream scoops are used for,I mean, it’s kind of in the name.However, you might be surprised to know that they come in a multitude of different colors.But these colors aren’t for aesthetics.These colors indicate the size of the scoop,and these sizes are based on the number of level scoops it takes to fill a 32-ounce container.So, if you’re looking for the perfect amount of scoops to fill up a cup then just refer to this table.It should be noted that the yields do vary by manufacturer.So if you’re looking for an absolute true yield
for food costing purposes, your best bet is actually to measure the scoop which you use.
Number three, lids on drinks.
Once again, covers for takeaway beverages are really a lot more functional than you’d first assume,as not just do they stop you from spilling sticky fluid all over on your own,but they additionally double as a coaster.The various lid sizes are conveniently scaled up for the base of the cup to fit snugly into the reverse side of the lid,avoiding you from creating sticky surface areas.
Number two, hole in a pen cap.
A typical misunderstanding regarding the hole in the end of a ball point pen lid is that it’s there to stop the ink from drying up or it’s a whistle.That’s just wrong.This hole is in fact there because many people,usually kids, have an obnoxious habit of chewing pen caps,which sometimes leads them to swallowing it.That’s why the hole exists.So that, if swallowed, the pen lid wouldn’t stop the person from breathing.
This also explains why there is also a hole in LEGO heads.If the hole wasn’t present then the cap may land in your windpipe and may block the air flow,resulting in you choking.In fact, this is just one feature of writing instruments like pens that come under strict guidelines and certificates required for manufacturing.
Already, estimates claim that 100 people a year die from choking on pen caps,so lots of preventative measures exist.Since being introduced, the hole in the pen cap has led to a decline in pen cap choking deaths.This isn’t the only use for the hole on the pen though.As the hole in the side or end of the ball point pen is designed to prevent a buildup of air pressure.This vent hole prevents a small vacuum from building up,which would stop ink flowing to the tip.It additionally avoids the pen from exploding throughout a change of pressure, such as on an plane.
Number one, traffic lights hidden dial.
You may have not noticed this spinning dial under the button at a pedestrian crossing before,as it’s rather hidden, but it has an interesting use.If you have actually never observed it,then take an assumption as to what it’s for.I’ll be impressed if you can figure it out.It isn’t just something to keep bored children occupied,but actually exists as an indication to deaf and blind people for when the green man is showing,and when it’s safe to be crossing the road.Designed by the University of Nottingham,the dial spins when the lights show that it’s fine for you to go across although, certainly,you need to proceed with caution, as you never recognize when some bonehead will be speeding up nearby.