10 Things You Didn't Know About Everyday Objects

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Everyday Objects
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  • Tic-Tac lids have a little crater in them that perfectly dispenses a single Tic-Tac.
  • I myself am guilty of extracting Tic-Tacs the wrong way, up until now...
  • But then again who actually eats a single Tic-Tac?
  • I much prefer to pour about 5 in my hand then shove them into my mouth and gobble them all at once.
  • The dimple at the bottom of a wine bottle is known as a "punt".
  • The punt is known to serve a few uses but i'll just explain the main one...
  • Historically flat bottom bottles were hand-blown and would occasionally result in deformities.
  • Those deformaties sometimes prevented the bottle from standing up straight
  • And would make it prone to tipping over
  • The punt came about as a solution to this. They would tie it off and push the excess up into the bottle
  • Problem solved
  • Even thought today we have much more advanced methods of glass molding,
  • we still keep the punt simply because of tradition.
  • Have you ever been at the petrol station and wondered what those little brackets on the top of the nozzle hose are?
  • No, me neither.
  • Well some people actually fill up their car and forget to remove the nozzle.
  • Those brackets at the top are a magnetic safety feature that snaps away when forgetful people drive off with the hose still in their car.
  • If you buy a drink from, say, Starbucks, McDonald's, Burger King or anywhere that sells drinks in their throw-away cups,
  • obviously they come with those little, plastic lids.
  • Now the main use of them is to stop the drink from spilling out,
  • but did you know they also double as a coaster?
  • They clip on the base of the cup perfectly,
  • but I think I'd much prefer to use it to prevent spills.
  • I'll bet that every pot and pan in your kitchen has a hole in the handle.
  • Now most people would say that this is for hanging them up.
  • And they'd be right.
  • But they also have another use.
  • You can use it to hold a utensil instead of putting it on the side after stirring your bolognese
  • Have you ever been on a plane and seen those tiny, little holes in the windows and wondered what they're for?
  • They're called "bleed holes" and, believe it or not, they are actually there for our safety.
  • Since pressure changes in the cabin during the flight, it's also necessary to equalize the pressure between the windows.
  • Hence, the little hole.
  • It also ensures that the outer pane bares the most pressure.
  • So if there ever were a situation that caused added strain on the windows,
  • it would be the outside panel that blows out, which would still keep you relatively safe.
  • If you're watching this video on a PC or a laptop, take a look at your keyboard.
  • In particular, the letters "F" and "J".
  • You'll notice that they are the only keys with a small, raised line on them.
  • But why is that?
  • Well these keys are on the home row,
  • and those lines act as a guide for people to correctly position their hands without having to look down at the keys.
  • The theory is, if you are able raised lines without looking,
  • then you'll know where the rest of the keys are from that point.
  • Now some people believe that the holes in the top of some pen lids are part of a big conspiracy.
  • They believe that manufacturers put the holes there to dry ink out faster and get you to buy more pens.
  • That's not totally true.
  • See, a lot of people bite and chew their pens
  • and this causes, on average, around 10,000 people per year to choke on them.
  • That hole is intended so you can at least get a little bit of air if the lid becomes lodged in your throat.
  • Have you ever noticed that when you are drinking soda from a straw,
  • the straw annoyingly bobs up and down and spins around and makes you look a little silly whilst you chase it around looking like a fish with an open mouth?
  • Well that's because you are doing it wrong.
  • That hole in the ring is designed to hold your little straw perfectly in place so you can easily enjoy your favorite drink.
  • Have you ever bought a soda bottle and drank it and in your bordem slowly
  • taken apart the lid only to find a little, plastic, circular disc?
  • Well, if you're like me, you probably end up chewing it.
  • But surprisingly that's not what it's used for.
  • All it is is a seal to prevent the drink from going flat.
  • As the lid is screwed down, it simply squishes it against the top of the bottle.
  • Not very exciting, but, well, now you know.
  • And that brings this list to an end.
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  • Anyways, I surely well hope you liked it, and, as always, thanks for watching.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Everyday Objects.
A video compilation of some of the secret and hidden features on items we use on a day to day basis.
Ranging from why airplane windows have that little hole in them, to how to do some amazing life hacks using soda bottles.

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