12 Features On Everyday Items You Never Knew Had A Purpose

There are a number of things that are there to make your life better and simpler–that you just have no idea they exist. Things like:
Pen caps
Mysterious holes
Little discs under lids
From preventing our sudden death to making the cooking process a little bit easier, these features are there to serve and expect nothing in return.

And just because we should stop the ignorance and start recognizing all the hard work these features put in, here is a list of the 12 most interesting ones:
1. Bottle Indents
Ever wonder why wine bottles have that deep indent on the bottom? It’s to help distribute pressure evenly when the bottle is being corked. The higher the pressure, the deeper the indent, i.e. champagne bottles.

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2. Little Tiny iPhone Hole
Curious about the tiny hole on the back of your iPhone? It’s actually a microphone!

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3. Charger Hooks
The small white hooks on your Apple charger don’t seem to serve a purpose…or do they? They make wrapping the cable up an easy, untangled task!

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4. Bobby Pins
You’ve probably been using bobby pins wrong your whole life. The crinkled side is the BOTTOM, and helps keep the pin in place longer!

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5. Pot Holder
The hole in the handle of your pot isn’t just for hanging it up. You can stash your spoon there as well!

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6. Vents
Converse knows that feet need some air. Those little rivets right above the soles are to keep stinky feet at bay.

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7. Pad Locks
That small hole on the bottom of your padlock is actually very important. It allows water to drain out of it and is also a way to oil the lock.

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8. Pen Cap
The little hole at the top of the pen cap is to be sure no child chokes if it is accidentally swallowed.

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9. Rivets
Those tough metal rivets in jeans are there to help secure the most likely places of “blowouts.”

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10. Keyboard Secrets
The small, raised lines on the F and J keys are meant to help your fingers find the home row when you’re typing away.

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11. Plastic Bottle Caps
The tiny, clear piece of plastic inside of soda bottle caps is there to be an extra sealant. It keeps the liquid and carbonation in.

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12. Gauges
Everyone better know what this means if they own a car! The arrow by the gas gauge shows you which side the tank is on.

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