We all love learning new things, especially when it makes our lives so much easier. Below is a list of 11 secrets items we all use everyday have that will make you kick yourself because you never realized them all that time ago. All that wasted effort!
1. Pan Handle
Ever wonder why there’s a hole at the end of pots and pans? Well, it’s so that you can hang them up, but if you’re clever you can actually use that hole to hold the end of your spoon. Now you won’t need to worry about putting the spoon down!
2. Mysterious Hole In Elevator Doors
When you’re waiting for an elevator you may find yourself staring at the two big elevator doors, hoping that they will open sooner rather than later. While staring you may have noticed there is a strange hole on one of the doors. While it may look like a peephole or something else, it’s actually a special keyhole for emergency workers to use!
3. Aluminum Or Plastic Wrap Boxes
Yup, there are arrows on the sides of those boxes to tell you to push them in. No more will you have to worry about the entire roll being pulled out. Just fold these bad boys in and the roll will be locked in.
4. The Hole In Your Pen Cap
A painful lesson that many had to learn was that many people, especially children, were found to be choking on pen caps. They’re small, easy to misplace and when you’re nervous you just want to chew on them. It got so bad that they decided to put a hole in the top so that it wouldn’t block your airway completely. You’ll still need to go to the hospital, but at least you’ll make it there.
5. Colored Bread Tags
You may have noticed that many loafs of breads have colored tags when you open them. Perhaps you’ve asked yourself why they are colored. Surely they’re not randomly colored! It turns out that there is a reason. The colors represent a day of the week when the bread was shipped to the store. Unfortunately, there is no standard for this and every company is a little different.
6. Plastic Lid Cup
If you’re ever given a plastic cup and lid by a local cafe or even if you go out and buy one from the store, you’ll be happy to know that lid can also double as a coaster. The three plastic bumps in the middle of the lid are actually designed to hold the cup perfectly and allow the lid to double as a coaster. A clever design that has gone missed by many.
7. Gas Tank Arrow
You look at your gas tank gauge all the time, trying to guess when the best time to go in for a refill is. But have you ever noticed there is a little arrow right next to the gas tank icon? It’s a small but important detail if you’re like me and often forget which side the tank is on. That arrow tells you which side the tank is on. No more having to try and see the cover through the rear view mirror!
8. The 57 On Glass Heinz Bottles
That isn’t just for decoration although it certainly gives every ketchup bottle a certain degree of class. If you find yourself struggling to get some ketchup out as it is sticking to the bottle, turn the bottle upside down and slap the 57 logo and watch as the ketchup slides out on its own. No hassle, all easy. The 57 tells you the best place to make sure the ketchup comes out nice and easy!
9. Chinese Takeout Containers
A staple of every Chinese restaurant is the takeout containers that hold your food. They let you easily eat the food without a plate, but if you are eating something that is better spread out, the takeout containers have you covered there too! You can fold the containers out to make a nice plate for you to eat on. If you’re full you can quickly turn it back into the container and toss it into the fridge!
10. Tic Tac Lids
Ever just want to have one Tic Tac just to freshen up your breath or just to take the edge off? Well, fret no longer with having to stuff them back through that little hole. The lid has a little lip that will let you take just a single one out at a time!
11. Pasta Spoon Hole
Ever wondered how much pasta is enough for one person? You could try measuring it yourself or Googling it, but there’s actually an easy answer available right with your pasta spoon! Take the spaghetti and fill the small hole in the middle of the pasta spoon. There you have it, enough pasta for one person to eat. No extra steps necessary.