Amazingly, the majority of people that use bobby pins use them the wrong way. If so many people misuse something, then maybe something is wrong with the design? On second thought, if these pins have been around for over 100 years in the same style, there’s probably something right about them.
Do you know the wavy side? Does this side usually show when you wear it? Then you’re doing it wrong. The wavy part is there to grasp the bulk of hair and help it stay in place. In other words — keep the waves down.
The Jerrycan Triple Handle
For us mature readers, the Jerrycan was part of our youth scene. Everyone had one, especially if you were campers or travelers. A lot of thought was put into the design of this gasoline carrier, mostly for transportation matters.
The three-part handle is intended to level out the liquid and ensure even distribution when carried. So, when you are alone, use the middle part, and when you carry it with a friend, each one uses the handles on either side.
The Square Hole in the McFlurry Spoon
Thumbs up to the big M. Not only have they managed to reduce the mess and save on the cleaning up, but they have also given us another everyday product (some people do eat hamburgers every day) with a surprising use.
The squared hole in the top of the McFlurry spoon is not a simple designer's thing. It's actually there as a mixing tool used for stirring the ice cream with the topping. The bar of the mixing machine is slipped into the spoons hole and stirs the ice cream like a drill and screw: less mess, less cleanup.
Believe it or not, there is a reason for the darker shade on the eraser, and no, it's not for erasing different ink marks (as we used to think).
Apparently, the white part of the eraser is used for erasing marks off regular pieces of paper, and the darker (or different colored) shade is for erasing pencil and other marking from more sensitive papers. Who knew?
The Lines on a Solo Cup
The solo cups came to life in the 1970s, being the first disposal cups to be used. Solo seemed to be a great name for something that was intended to be used only once. Have a look at this interesting detail on the cup that most users haven't noticed.
The lined decorations of the cup are there to measure up the liquid. The bottom line, for example, is a recommended serving for any type of liqueur, the middle for wine, and so on. So when you're at your next party and wine is served in solo cups, make sure no one tries to rip you off.