You see them every single day, but do you actually see them? Here are some little-known facts about objects that you encounter on a nearly daily basis. Who knew?
Have you ever looked carefully at your box of aluminum foil?
Probably not. But if you had, you might have noticed that on nearly every box of aluminum foil (and plastic wrap!), there’s a small triangular tab you can pop in. This is to hold the roll in place so it doesn’t come out every time you need to cover your food. Brilliant!
You may have been lacing up your running shoes incorrectly this entire time.
Your running shoes most likely have at least one extra eyelet at the opening of your shoe.
As it turns out, they’re not just there for decoration.
You’re actually supposed to use those holes to create something called a “heel lock” or “lace lock.” This creates a tighter tie and prevents blisters.
Ever wondered what that chunky cylinder on your cables is for?
Again, it’s not just for decoration — it’d be kind of weird if it was supposed to decorative, right?
That cylinder is called a ferrite bead (or a ferrite choke). Without a ferrite bead, cables can act as antennas, broadcasting or picking up electrical interference. The cylinder is there to prevent that.
Next time you're running on empty, take a closer look at gas gauge.
On most vehicles, there’s a small arrow next to the gas pump icon. Conveniently enough, that arrow points to the side of the car with the gas cap. This is especially convenient when you’re driving a car that belongs to someone else or is new to you.
And once you’re actually pumping the gas…