From the extra button on a pair of jeans to the hole in your pen lid, the hidden goals of these everyday items will surprise you
- There is much more behind the design thinking process than people think
- Heinz tomato ketchup bottle has place where you can tap to let the spice come out
- Few also know the hole in the caps of pens and pompoms on beanie hats
When you put on your jeans or put a mug in the dishwasher, you are probably not aware of the small functions that often pass us by.
But in reality there is much more behind the designs of everyday items than people might think.
For example, Heinz tomato ketchup is a staple on every British kitchen table and we can probably all get the container out of memory – but only 11% of people know what the relief number 57 on the bottle means, according to Heinz.
& # 39; All you have to do is make a firm tap on the bottle, and the ketchup will come out easier, & # 39; a spokesperson said, reducing the trouble of getting every last drop.
Brightside.me revealed the clever hidden purpose behind other items, including the holes in the handles of pots and pans, the hole in the cap of a pen and the pompons on beanie hats.
Who knows? The small button on the pocket of the jeans is placed to secure the fabric and prevent tearing in the most delicate area
The real reason behind the number 57! Not many people know that the perfect tap comes from ketchup when you tap the printed number on the bottle
The ridges on the F and J keys are placed to help your fingers build muscle memory where the letters are located so you can tap without staring at the keyboard
Ever chewed on a pen cover while you were bored or felt everyday? The hole in the top of the lid is there to prevent suffocation
Keep it without tangles! The wings of an Apple laptop charger can be folded up to prevent the wire from becoming entangled when it is loose in a bag
The dual-purpose tool! Many screwdrivers can be pushed through a key and used to create more torque
Although most would recognize the gas meter, not many drivers know that the small arrow indicates on which side of the car the fuel tank is located
A new meaning! Pan handles are designed to hold kitchen utensils to prevent counters from getting messy
A safety skirt! The bristles on the side of each escalator keep the rider away from the edge and have less chance of an accident with a locked bag or shoelace
Groovy! The ridges on the underside of the mugs are designed to make washing in the dishwasher easier, as water can flow out of the top of the mug
When a pill bottle is folded upside down, the childproof lid no longer functions, making them easier to open
Most people know that the metal slot at the end of a tape measure can be used to hang it up for measurements – but did you know that the serrated side can be used to mark points without a pencil?
Most locks have a small hole next to the keyhole, which allows water to drain out of the lock when it is used outside to prevent it from clogging and rusting
The cute pom poms that often adorn hats are actually a design feature of French sailors, so that they could protect their heads from blows on the rough sea
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