How many products out there do you think you know everything about? Things like backpacks, chopsticks, and spaghetti spoons might seem straightforward, but there's more than meets the eye.
Everyday things have hidden features that many people have no clue about. Get ready to take notes because you're about to learn which items have secret uses.
A Japanese Toothpick
If you've ever used a Japanese toothpick, you might've wondered what that extended piece on the back does. You aren't alone.
That piece is for resting your toothpick on. Keep it near your plate for the whole meal.
The Diamond Slits On Backpacks
Have you ever asked yourself what those diamonds with the slits are for on your backpack? Some believe they're for looks, but they're more helpful than that.
These used to only be on hiking backpacks as they used them to carry ropes. For more casual usage, you can thread your sneakers in there.
The Pin On The Garlic Press
If you have a thing for garlic, you probably use the garlic press more than others. What about the pin at the end?
You can also use that end of the garlic press to remove pits from cherries! It safely and easily pushes the pit out for your enjoyment.
How To Eat Chips
Save those dishes and paper towels by eating your bag of chips this way. It's simple to do and will save you a mess.
All you have to do is fold the top and press in the bottom. That way, it creates a bowl for you to enjoy your Doritos.
The Bottom Of The Oven Isn't For Storage
It's no secret that everyone thinks the bottom of the oven is for extra storage. The truth is, that's not what it's for at all.
The bottom drawer of the oven is actually a warming drawer on most electric ovens. On some gas ovens, it can even be a broiler, perfect for browning the tops of dishes.
"The Hole In The Spaghetti Spoon"
If your spaghetti spoon has a hole in the middle, it isn't to make the design look better. They're there for a reason.
The amount of noodles that fit inside that hole is the amount for one serving. Now, you'll never make too much again.
The Extra Holes On Your Sneakers
These shoes were for basketball players, so they had to make sure they were stable. The holes on the side are meant to help you lace the shoes tighter.
They aren't just there for a cool design. They are there to ensure extra safety when participating in basketball or any other activity that involves rapid movement.
"The Pocket Inside Women's Underwear"
The men might be the only people who don't know what this is for—or even that it exists. Yes, there's a spare pocket in women's underwear.
It's there for them to keep their sensitive lady items when it's that time of the month.
How To Get More Slurpee
Never get less Slurpee than you deserve ever again. Instead of turning the lid the correct way, turn it upside down.
Now, you'll be able to enjoy it way more when you visit the gas station. Just look out because it's easier to spill this way.
Lines On The Keyboard
If you aren't advanced at typing, let this be a lesson for you. Take a look at pretty much every keyboard, and you'll notice two lines.
There's one on the letter F and another on the letter J. Those two letters are where you're supposed to place your index fingers if you want to type without looking at the keyboard.
Hold Your Cooking Utensils Like This
Those holes on the pots and pans aren't for nothing. They're more helpful than you can imagine when you're cooking something.
Depending on how large your utensils are, you can slide them in that slot and leave them there as your food cooks. That's pretty convenient.
A Blessing From The Vending Machine
You're probably looking at this thinking, "what in the world is this?" While this may be extremely rare, it's still possible.
Some vending machine workers like to tape spare change on the cans for those who buy from their vending machines. It might be your lucky day soon.
Sip Your Soda Easily
How many of you knew this was a possibility? If you spin around the tab on a soda can, you can easily insert a straw.
This way, you don't have to put your lips directly on the can that may or may not be a little dirty.
"Fold Your Coffee Lid's Tab Inwards"
Folding your coffee lid's tab inwards could potentially save you from a disastrous day. When you do this, the coffee will hit the tab and less of it will come out if you spill.
Usually, people lift it outwards, but here's a better way. No one likes to spill coffee on themselves.
For Your Chinese Food
Instead of maneuvering around the box with limited space, open things up with this tactic. Did you know you could fold the takeout boxes into a plate?
Look at all that extra room you'll have for your orange chicken or chow mein. This is a gamechanger.
Keep The Rolls From Popping Out
When you handle aluminum foil, sometimes the roll likes to pop out when you're tearing off a strip. Next time, find these tabs on the side.
After you locate them, poke a hole in them and you'll be good to go. No more unintentional accidents.
"Ever Wonder What That Little Slot On Your Keychain Bottle Opener Is For?"
Take a look at your keychain bottle opener. If yours has that extra slit, you can now open up cans a bit easier.
Not all of the openers have that added space for this, but if they do, you're in luck. Cans never stood a chance.
"Your Mirrors Can Actually Double As Dry-erase Boards"
This hidden feature is more for people who need reminders or those who like the extra motivation. Write whatever you want on your bathroom mirror to help you.
It can be a motivational message, a reminder to buy something, or anything that comes to mind.
Peel It From The Bottom
If you're like most, you're probably peeling bananas from the top. Instead, try to peel from the bottom. This is the way monkeys do it.
Doing it this way also helps avoid those gross stringy bits. Do you need any other reason to do it?
Pull Out The Bones Before Eating
Have you ever seen anyone eat wings like this? If you take the bone out before eating the wing, you're not leaving behind any meat.
All you have to do is find the larger end of the bone and get to wiggling. It should slip right out!
"Most Childproof Prescription Bottles Can Be Altered"
They say they're childproof, but that isn't the entire story. If you invert the top, you can take away the childproof feature.
Using it this way lets you open the cap in less time since you don't have to squeeze the life out of it.
Grooves On The Cups
Have you ever noticed those grooves on the bottom of mugs or cups? They aren't there for no reason, they're there to help with cleaning.
When you put the cup in the dishwasher upside down, this allows for a smoother cleaning experience. The groove lets water escape from the bottom of the cup.
Flaps On The Juice Box
As fun as those flaps on juice boxes are, they aren't for playing around with. They're there to help your child enjoy the drink.
Think of them as handles for your child. They're added security for any kid who has a loose grip.
"Everyone In The Restaurant Didn't Understand My Excitement"
How surprising is this hidden feature? Turning your lid into a coaster is a brilliant way to use it. Everyone needs to know this right away.
If you know someone who eats out of this often, be sure to spread the good news. They'll thank you.
Never Strangle Your Fingers Again
Forget about strangling your fingers. The proper way to use your floss is to create a circle like this so your fingers remain out of harm's way.
This way, there's smooth gliding all the way around. Your fingers will for sure be happy you did it.
Enjoy Your Ketchup The Correct Way
Haven't you ever thought that the little cups that you put condiments in are a little too narrow? Well, you've been using them wrong your whole life.
You can easily spread them apart and create more room to dip your fries. That's how life is supposed to be.
Waldo Is Easier To Find
Seriously, where is the phone? Can you spot it anywhere? Man oh man, this is much worse than trying to find Waldo when you're sober. You know what? This would be better to find after a few beers because strange things happen when you consume alcohol with your friends.
If you're still puzzled, it's sitting on the ground next to the front right table leg. You’re welcome.
This Private Bar Entrance Is For Hipsters Only
In Shanghai, you will find a sandwich shop called The Press. There's a Coca-Cola machine that leads to another place. Seriously, it does.
The vending machine in the deli is split vertically to swing open and reveal the entrance to another place. More restaurants should incorporate this.
I Spy Mickey Mouse
What you see in the photo is a grass spot of Mickey Mouse. At first, it might look like it's a really dirty tile floor but it's not.
Looking over land on planes really makes you appreciate all the little things that can pop up in life. See folks, this is one reason why it’s a small world after all.
You Might Have A Hidden Double USB Port
Apparently, it's cheaper to make one model and sell it as two USB ports. That's one life hack we all should be aware of.
Whoever has been hiding double USB ports on us this whole time has some serious explaining to do. Isn’t this some sort of way of saying this is false advertisement?
Welcome To How To Sheep: 101
Fairly certain that the new student didn't run off to their herd on the farm. Whoever decided to bring a sheep to their lecture must have done a lot of planning to make sure it got in.
It won't be long before our furry little friend will come around eating people’s assignment.
Is That A Tiny Sasquatch On My Car?
Not sure if that's a sasquatch or Bigfoot. Let's just say it’s a mix of both mythical creatures.
As tiny as it is, there’s a real good chance you won’t see this on the back of any car. This little guy is perfectly hidden, so it’s no wonder we still can’t get a clear photo of Bigfoot.
That Is Some Covert Security System
Now, that's one way to be camera-flauge! Not even robbers would notice this security camera that's disguised as a brick. How clever is that?
This company is on its way to catching thieves faster than a cop buys their daily dose of coffee and donuts.
Surprise! Cueballs Are Just Like Jawbreakers
They must have played one hard game of billiards. Now we have to break every other ball to see if there's something hiding in it.
A cracked up cue ball with another ball inside is pretty similar to a jawbreaker.
The Fanciest Cars Need The Fanciest Parking Spots
It seems like an easy bet that there are sensors to prevent anything bad happen to this expensive vehicle. It seems dangerous but it's something different.
Any second now, Batman is going to appear out of nowhere, then take the car to fight his archnemesis, the Joker.
Who Knew That A Die Was Just Like An Onion?
Out of all the times you used a pair of dice, you would never expect this to happen. It's awesome to see that there's an extra dice inside of it.
If you think about it, the material doesn’t look so secure, but it’s better than having a broken pair of dice.
A Secret Passage Right Out Of A Movie
It's so amazing to see a hidden room inside the Admont Abbey Library in Austria. Looking at pictures online, the library looks absolutely amazing on the inside.
Having a secret passage makes for a quick transfer from getting out bed to using the washroom, and snuggling up reading a book.
No, It's Not The Entrance To Narnia
While cleaning out your garden, there's a chance you'll come across a shed you’ve never seen before.
Sadly, once it opens, it doesn’t lead you to the land of Narnia.
This Fence Has An Etching Of A Wolf
When fences have some sort of design, it's usually something random and pointless. But this fence is clearly not like the others since it's got a wolf right between the panels on the far right.
How cool is that? More companies should incorporate that into their panel.
This Chess Piece Has A Unique Weight
As odd as this looks, it makes sense to see the dice in the Knight. First of all, each chess piece is heavy on the bottom.
Secondly, you now know the reason behind it because it's used as support. It's amazing to see that you learn something new every day.
We Don't Mind Having A Hidden Bathroom Window
This looks pretty easy to put together. Just screw the hinges to the frame of the mirror and window casing. That's one way to fool your guests by making them think it's just a regular medicine cabinet.
Also, it’s great to have that window after going number 2.
The Lines On A Box Cutter Blade
The lines on a box cutter blade might seem pointless, but they have an important use. They're there to help you break them off.
Unfortunately, the blade can't stay sharp forever. That's why they added the lines so you can get a fresh blade whenever you need one.
Those flaps on the side of your charger serve a great purpose. If used properly, you won't ever have tangles again.
They're there to help you wrap the wires and keep things neat in your bag, pocket, or wherever you put it.
Tap The 57!
The random placement of the number on the neck of a Heinz bottle isn't that random after all. That's the secret spot.
If you want to make your condiment come out better, all you have to do is tap that number. It'll help tremendously.