Jeans don’t usually strike people as difficult to figure out; their function is quite simple. While the zipper part is quite simple, no one really knows what those small copper button-things at the edge of your pockets are for. However, we don’t seem to give it any extra thought and simply dismiss the matter, considering them to be a part of the jeans’ design.
Actually, these small buttons provide the pockets with extra strength to prevent the fabric from tearing apart when it’s stretched.
The Compass App
Each iPhone update brings with it new secret ways to use it, play with it, enjoy it and ultimately get your mobile phone to be as useful as it possibly can be. We must admit, some of these are absolutely genius and rule out the need for pretty much anything else in our lives, short of food and clothing. However, one of the best-kept secrets of the iPhone actually came with the original.
Have you ever used the compass app on your iPhone? We may not need a compass very often but if you tap into the app and swipe to the left, you'll be surprised to find that your iPhone comes with a built-in level.
Can openers are good for… well, opening cans. But that's not their only purpose. Throughout the years, hardware companies have been trying to create an ideal solution for opening that ridiculously stubborn plastic packaging that comes with chargers and other toys. You know, the one that even your toughest pair of scissors can't cut through?
Well, there have been a few attempts with different tools that were made specifically to open that thick plastic packaging, but you may like to know that the solution was sitting right there in your kitchen drawer the entire time. That's right, you can use your can opener to open the edges of the plastic package and you'll have that brand new electronic or toy in your hand in no time!
Applesauce and Yogurt
Have you ever packed yourself a cup of applesauce or yogurt to take along as a snack and forgot to bring along a spoon? Many grocery stores will be kind enough to give you a disposable spoon if you check out with just one yogurt, but you're not always around a convenience store. So, what can you do?
The lids on applesauce and yogurts were actually designed to be transformed into a disposable spoon if need be. Next time you're debating what brand of yogurt or applesauce to bring with you from home, always choose the kind with a foil wrapper instead of paper. The foil is bendy and can be molded into an eating utensil – just like in the picture above.
Juice boxes are kind of like miniature milk cartons. If you don't open them correctly they may end up spilling all over everything. Let us start out by saying: you don’t need scissors to open a juice box. It would ruin the whole point of having a juice box, which is having a fun and easy beverage on the go. All you have to do is unpack your little straw carefully so that it doesn't bend and break, and put the pointy end through the designated hole at the top of the box.
However, sometimes even if you do this right, the box may spill anyway because of the pressure from inside. To avoid this, just lift the sides and squeeze in to give the juice a larger area to spread out on before inserting the straw.