When it comes to everyday items, we don’t always think about the ‘why’ for what makes them a certain way. Like the way the flap lays over the zipper of your jeans. Or the weird numbers on our sauce packets. Or why women’s buttons are on a different side than men’s?
Turns out a lot of our everyday items that we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about have surprising alternate origins, and some of them even have secret uses. Like, those Converse sneakers we all love so much? The cool holes in them aren’t just for show. They have a purpose.
And some of the uses aren’t as noticeable…but exceptionally smart for what they are. Like the fact that Nintendo realized kids might put their switch cartridges in their mouths, so they actually coated them with a substance to make them unpalatable! Ingenious!
There were a few things on this list that I already knew, but some that I never would have guessed. Did you know them all? Do you have others that you’ve heard that should have been included? Take a look!