Have you ever wondered why the little tab on top of your soda can, the one you use to pull and press to open the can, has a little hole in it? Well, once you open the can and the tab is on the opposite side of the opening, twist it around so that the small hole is directly over the open drink slot, and you’ll see that the hole is just big enough for a straw to fit through.
If you’ve ever tried to put a straw in a fizzy drink, you’d know how tough it is since they tend to just pop right out, but the little hole in your can top tab will hold the straw in place. It may not be as exciting as the invention of the light bulb, but it certainly beats risking a cut on your top lip by drinking right out of the can.
Most new cars these days come with a self-start feature, which lets you start your car before you are even inside. There is no argument that this is a great feature, nevertheless, most remotes will still come with a spare key to your car, hidden inside them.
The extra key will let you start the car in case the remote's battery dies out or there is an electronic malfunction. You will be thanking the makers on that one morning when you're running late to your meetings and the car won't start.
If you're one of the 85.8 million iPhone users in the U.S., then you may or may not have noticed the tiny hole situated between your phone's camera and its flashlight. Actually, this hole is there in order to record your voice as accurately as possible.
It’s actually a tiny microphone. If you thought you were talking into the microphone when you press your mouth to the bottom of your phone, well, you'd be right. iPhone users are actually recorded from both ends of the phone to make the transmitted sound just that much better. But that still doesn't make up for making us buy new chargers for each model!
Tic Tac Lids
Have you ever seen those indented Tic-Tac-shaped molds on the inside of your Tic-Tac box cover? You probably thought it was to help keep the box-sealed airtight and keep the Tic-Tacs fresh and crisp. As it turns out, this indent has a different purpose.
Apparently, it’s supposed to be used as a Tic-Tac dispenser, but seriously, who actually opens their box of Tic-Tacs to have just one single Tic Tac?
Every household has a flashlight, or at least it should. Megalite, one of the more popular flashlight brands, comes with a super handy, super-secret replacement lightbulb that not many people know about. If you unscrew the end of the flashlight like you normally would, in order to replace old batteries, you will find an extra compartment that pops out.
Inside the compartment, you will find an extra lightbulb for your Megalite. Just unscrew the bottom, pop open the little plastic case containing the secret light bulb and voila! Your flashlight just increased its life expectancy by at least another 40 years!