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 Wavy Side of a Pin
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 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.
The Second Hole on a Gas Can
Ever wonder what the purpose of the smaller hole in the gas can is? Sit still as we are about to reveal this unknown wonder.
When pouring gas into a lawnmower, the gas tends to "glub," resulting in gas spilled all over, turning everything that comes its way flammable. If the smaller cap is removed, it will prevent this from happening.
The Plastic Liner in a Soda Bottle Cap
What can be worse than a flat soda? Opening a bottle of a cold fizzy beverage is something we do almost daily, but experiencing the opening of a flat one is something that we quickly want to forget.
The plastic liner inserted into each fizzy beverage cap ensures that unpleasant moments don't happen again. It traps carbon dioxide because, without it, the gas would be free to evaporate. It's one of those small things in life that make a big difference.