We Bet You Have No Idea These Things Actually Have A Name

You Use An “Aglet” To Tie Your Shoes

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The little plastic thing at the end of your shoelaces is called and “aglet.” The word comes from the French and Latin words for “needle” which makes sense when you’re thinking of how difficult it would be to tie shoes without a pointy end.

This might be news to adults but kids who are fans of the children’s show Phineas and Ferb would already know this fact since they spend a full episode on it.