Did you know that the plastic lid that comes with your takeaway cup o’ joe (or any hot drink, for that matter) has a built-in little button that the barista can press down so that you know which of your coffees is decaf and which one is extra hot? Of course, you did.
But did you know that if you flip over that same plastic lid, its bottom has three little ridges along the inside, which, when necessary, allow the cup to sit perfectly on them and function the exact same way as a coaster? Now you know that the next time someone yells at you for not using a coaster, you will be prepared.
Perforation on Your Aluminum Wrap Box
If you also used to open the aluminum foil box from the outside, grab a piece and watch helplessly as the entire roll rolls onto the floor and unravels like a sad, less-than-majestic, aluminum carpet, then this one will be your lifesaver. Did you know there were arrows at the sides of your aluminum foil box?
They're there to indicate that you must push your finger down on them, and by doing so, the outer piece of the box clutches onto the inside of the foil roll and prevents it from slipping out of the box. They function as end locks, keeping the aluminum roll locked in tight.
Tiny Hole at the Bottom of a Lock
Have you ever noticed a tiny hole above the keyhole of your lock? If, like us, you may have thought that it served as a safety precaution that allows a locksmith to open the lock in case the key got lost or broken, then, like us, you'd be wrong. After all, it doesn't really make much sense to have a lock that someone else can open that easily. Anyway, the real reason behind the tiny hole at bottom of the lock is that it allows a passage for accumulated rainwater.
If the lock had no draining mechanism, then it might freeze, and as we all know, when water freezes, it expands, thus causing damage to the lock and deeming it unusable.
You may think that the best way to soothe a sore throat is a nice warm cup of tea. However, between adding the honey and slicing the lemon, it may be easier to curl up with a steaming hot cup of cocoa with those teeny-tiny marshmallows you love so much. It may even be more beneficial for you.
While many people assume it is the hot liquid that best soothes a sore throat, science is in our favor this time and tells us that the gelatin present in marshmallows has actually been proven to help coat and soothe a dry and scratchy throat.
Here's a fun fact: did you know that newspapers are made of a combined mixture of wood pulp and other recycled materials? That is why they tend to be far richer in fibers than any other type of paper. As we learned from bananas, spinach, and other high-fiber foods, fiber helps keep your body clean. In the same way, having newspapers around your house can actually keep your air cleaner and eliminate any bad odors wafting around.
This makes them an ideal substitute for your monthly magazines or even as an alternative to your regular placemats. Next time someone says print media is dead, make sure to hit them with this little piece of information. Try laying a few newspapers by your shoes or in your gym bag and notice what a difference it makes.