When you buy a new car you usually feel a little out of your comfort zone before you get to know all the features of the new automobile. One way to get to know our car is by taking a walk around it and locating the placement of the gas tank. As it turns out, we don’t really have to do that, in fact, there is no reason to get out of the car at all in order to check where your gas tank is.
Next time you’re in your car, take another look at the gas meter inside your dashboard, beside the gasometer that tells you how much fuel you have left, the little gas symbol also has a tiny arrow next to it pointing either right or left. The direction of the arrow will let you know which side of the car your gas tank is on in relation to the driver’s seat.
Hole in a Pen’s Cap
If you've ever bought writing utensils in bulk, particularly the standard blue-capped pens there are in every office, then you may have noticed this next one. Usually, these pens have a hole in the lid.
The story behind pen caps is kind of like the sign in the zoo "don't feed the animals". If you fed them well, it probably wouldn't be an issue, but someone must have thrown in a lollypop at some point and ended up choking some poor animal. Similarly, the tips of pen lids didn't always have holes in them, but once nearly 100 people died from choking on their pen top, the air hole was put in as a safety measure.
Heinz Ketchup Bottle
For some unknown reason, many of us seem to think that banging on inanimate objects gets them to work faster. While it may work with an old TV set, the same cannot be said for a bottle of Heinz Ketchup. Next time you sit down with your burger and fries and decide to add some flavor, don’t tap the bottom of the Ketchup bottle and expect it to come out faster.
Instead, tap the middle area where the bottle's number '57' is located and see how much quicker it comes out. That being said, if speed is your main concern, as far as Ketchup bottles go, just place the bottle upside down in your fridge and it will always come pouring out the top.
If you own a pair of Converse All-Star shoes, then you may already know this one. However, if you don’t, first of all, go ahead and run out to get yourself some because they are seriously awesome. Secondly, All-Star's design actually mimics a technique that all basketball players' shoes in the NBA already have.
You know those two extra holes on each side of your basketball shoes? Whether they are All-Stars, Nike, or Adidas, those holes are not just there to suit the design of the shoe. Their actual purpose is to make sure the shoes get enough air passages in order to conduct better ventilation.
Hole in the Handle
This one is for the home chefs among us. You might have observed a hole at the end of your pots and pans, which is why many of us decide to call a carpenter to install a rustic pot and pan holder on our wall to hang our cooking tools from. Plus, it creates a homey cooking environment and saves shelf space.
While this is a wonderful idea and we fully recommend it, that is not what the small holes were actually made for. In reality, the holes at the end of your pots and pans were placed there strategically in order to provide a holder for your spatula or mixing spoon. It sure beats placing a dirty spoon on the counter and making a mess.