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10+ Hidden Features On Everyday Objects

Kasia M 18 May 2019

We use so many objects every day and don't even have a second thought about some special features they may have. I mean, we know the obvious reasons why we bought them like our love of wearing jeans. But apparently many items have hidden features that nobody ever told us about.

Check out these fascinating facts.

1. Chip At The Bottom Of An Ikea Mug

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This is not an imperfection. It is there to prevent water from collecting on top of the mug in the dishwasher.

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2. The Fifth Pocket In Your Jeans

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Did you know that that little pocket was originally designed to hold a pocket watch? How clever. Now I need to get one.

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3. Plastic Lid On A Disposable Cup

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Obviously the lid will help to keep your drink from spilling but it can also become a coaster for your drink.

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4. Detachable Car Headrests

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Not only they're adjustable but you can also use the metal bars to smash a window if you ever get stuck in your car. Wow.

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5. Tiny Black Dot At The Back Of iPhone

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It's actually a third microphone which gives you awesome sound quality by eliminating background noise and helps with video recording.

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6. Silica Gel Packets

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These packets keep things fresh but why? Because they can actually absorb humidity in an enclosed environment up to 50%. So keep them in place.

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7. The Punt At The Bottom Of Champagne Or Carbonated Beverage Bottle

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It helps to evenly distribute pressure from the carbon dioxide and thus prevent it from exploding the bottle.

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8. Rubber Bumps In The Grooves Of Your Tire Tread

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They're there not just for decoration but they actually tell you when it's time to change your tires.

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9. Solo Cup Lines

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They're actually perfect measurements for different types of liquor. The first line is about 1 oz, second one 5 oz, and last one 12 oz. How neat.

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10. Wavy Side Of A Bobby Pin

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We've all used bobby pins wrong all along. The wavy side will actually keep the pin in so it's not for decoration.

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11. Wooden Coat Hangers

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They're not just a fancier coat hanger. The cedar wood helps to repel bugs and moths, comes with a refreshing scent, and is more durable.

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12. Plastic Liner In A Soda Bottle Cap

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This little nifty liner acts as a guaranteed seal that traps the carbon dioxide inside and keeps your drinks fizzy.

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13. Small Bumps On ‘F’ And ‘J’ Keys

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I hardly even noticed these. They are your keyboard's 'home keys' and remind you to keep your index fingers there when typing.

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Oh my, so many interesting facts I haven't actually thought of. Now I'll feel so much smarter to use these when throwing my next dinner party. Love this!

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