15 Things You Didn't Know The Purpose Of!

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Top things you didn’t know the purpose of! These are the everyday items and things you didn’t know the use for! #14. “Pen Cap”-- You have definitely noticed the tiny hole in the top of a cap and may have used it to try and make a whistle or pretended it was a tiny spyglass. Most people believe this hole has something to do with preventing a pen from drying-out but this is not the case. The hole in the pen cap actually serves as a safety feature. In the event that a small child swallows one, the hole allows air to pass through and reduces the risk of suffocation. #13. “Measuring Tape Tools”-- The modern measuring tape machine is a handy invention that most construction workers and contractors can’t live without, but even some of the most skilled workers might not know it has two incredible yet simple features. First there is the serrated edge on the metal end of the tape. This was put into the design so that if you desired you could put a minor scratch or indentation into the surface you are measuring, in order to give you a marker to make further measurements or designs off of. The other feature is right next to the serrated edge. You may have noticed the small hole that is commonly located in the metal tip. So what’s the purpose of this? Well this is so that if you are measuring something from a point where a nail or screw is you can hook the tape onto the nail and hold the tape in place. #12. “The Quarter’s Edge”-- You probably have spied the hundreds of tiny grooves that mark the outside edge of a quarter but not thought twice about it having a purpose. But these tiny ridges actually once served an important function and no it’s not just so magician’s can get a better grip during coin tricks. Up until recently, historically speaking, the cost of the metals in a coin reflected the coins value so many people took to shaving the edges off of the coins and then used the rest of the coin to purchase items as if the coin still had full value. They would then save up their shavings and melted them together to create new coins or just sell the chunks. In order to combat this, coin minters started putting these ridges on their coins so that retailers could tell whether the coins had been shaved. This practice, though not necessary today, is carried on for the sake of tradition and aesthetic. So why don’t nickels have them? Because no one cares about nickels.

In Europe every coin has a different "pattern" on the sides so blind people can feel which coin they got in their hands
I'm sorry the small pocket is to store tater tots.
Max Millman
#6 why didn't they show what the shoes look like with the laces going through the extra holes?
Jody Short
Would have been a better vid if you actually showed the hidden uses of each item
15- Jeans small pocket was originally for a pocket watch 14 - Pen cap is to prevent choking 13 - measuring tape metal edge is to scratch on a surface to mark it or to latch onto a screw or nail to hold in place 12 - quarters were shaved off back in the day for a reason that isn’t relevant today 11 - Hole in the tab of a soda can is to hold a straw 10 - clothing that comes with extra buttons/fabric in a small bag is to test how they’re affected in your washer 9 - small metal loops in grocery cart are to hang grocery bags although this video didn’t even show demonstration or pics as examples 8 - half belt was a way to keep warm and be used to tighten clothing back in the day 7 - fuel gauge on dashboard has an icon of a an arrow/hose letting you know what side to pull up to when getting gas 6 - converse holes on the side are for having your laces go through them if wanted 5 - pill bottle cap can be placed on top of the bottle but upside down for easy access every time you need to take a pill. That way you can just lift up the lid instead of unscrewing it from those orange medicine bottles every time. For people who would have a hard time opening otherwise(elderly or if you have hand problems) 4 - margins on paper originally for preserving writings. By having margins you had more room on the edge that so if the borders of your paper deteriorated then your actual writing would still survive. Like if rats chewed on the edges of the paper. Margins on paper have just been kept ever since. 3 - ketchup cups are meant to be unfolded to allow room for more ketchup or easy access for dipping. Chinese boxes are also meant to unfold. 2 - cotton ball on top of beanies were to cover up unsightly seams and also protected from hitting your head under a boat dock back in the day 1 - underwear’s small pocket is for hygiene
I'm sorry but who the heck is going to stuff a tampon in that pocket??!!
Arry The Butcher
I thought sandals are footwears until I realized that it's my Mom's ultimate weapon
Luke Hadley
There's a lot of misinformation in this video
Everyone clicked this for the pink panties. But nobody will admit that
Luna Kurosaki
Napoleons armys used plumes... not pompoms... feather plumes.
I use my stationary exercise bike as a clothing rack. You wouldn't believe the amount of items it can hold, from the handle bars to the seat. 10/10 very useful.
Deep Redd
Vikings never stuck anything to their helmets (Not horns, or pompoms), that's a common misconception that people have. The pompom is simply to hide the stitching, it doesn't date back to Vikings or anything like that.
Eveliina Tistelgren
I'm surprised this hasn't been said before, I use this informative video, to waste my time instead of actually educating myself.
The hole in the bic pen cap works. When I was in high school, I was doing homework on my own at home and absentmindedly had the end of my pen with cap in my lips while I was reading. I think I sneezed or hiccuped and inhaled the cap into my trachea. The cap made a whistling noise with my breathing. I was able to heimlich myself by throwing myself onto a football. Scary episode, but I found out what the hole in the cap was for.
Twice you've used the word "inot" when it should be "in". You don't hold someting "into place", you hold it "in place", And by the way - that story about the pom-pom and the ht? Utter tosh. And how about showing us the aternative way to lace a Converse shoe.....
George Vreeland Hill
Am I the only one who wasted my time watching this?
Izzy's Travel Diaries
In Europe we don't have people who bag your stuff. Also, I never got extra fabric with my clothing. I've also never seen a car with that arrow thing by the sign.
Jupiter Skies
Added for the purposes of hygiene. And what exactly, no details? This channel is wack and I am wacktose intolerant.
can u do a video on the purpose of donald trump as president?
Evil Jessica
Everyone know the straw and soda trick right?
Next video will probably tell me that shoelaces are to tie my shoes.
The gusset is there because vaginal secretions are quite acidic, and will damage/ permanently stain panties. So there's an extra thick piece of fabric there to absorb that stuff and prevent you from ruining your 50 dollar undies every time you go on a date with a hot guy. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Timothy Francis
Ok! That soda can shit was too cool. I ran to the refrigerator and grabbed a can of soda but I don't have any straws. SHIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!
Paul Davenport
Did you know you can reuse toilet paper a second time by merely shaking it real hard after the first use? When you use a public restroom you'll find a lot of opportunity in the waste can. When no one is watching....I take as much as I can hide in my shirt to reuse at home. I'm thinking about writing a book called, "The Shit People Don't Know".
The Guru
Canadian Money thinks of the Blind. We made a small braille section on the top left section of our bills where the Blind can feel for six small dots or more depending on what bill it is, on ALL of our bills.
That little pocket is where my drugs go
Jessica Davenport
The gusset on ladies panties was not intended for holding hygiene products. It's because of the irritation it would cause if a seam was in that place. Please don't do this unless you like buying panties all the time.
Hannah Bell
Ladies and confused Gentlemen. He didn't say "women use them for holding items" He said we use them to help hold items into place. Like a panty liner or a pad. It would be too hard to stick them down without it there. It was just misleading because of the image with the tampon. We all know by now that the image selection of the video sucks ass so let's move on.
Lance Baker
In China, take-out containers are never like the ones used at Chinese-American restaurants. Restaurants in China use standard styrofoam boxes, never cardboard ones with a wire handle. NEVER.
Toaster !
*Why is the fact that lunchables give you an extra cracker not here? like wtf are you supposed to do with it- they give you 5 crackers instead of 6.*
Carson Smith
10:05 thank me later
susie red
Am I alone in NEVER considering a pom pom on my hat an extension of my head? *OW! I BANGED MY POM POM!*
Everyone knows the small pocket on your jeans is for drugs
Sub-Urban Entertainment
This video takes way to long Stop making videos 10 minutes long just to make ad revenue
Janis Hart
*Factnomenal:* I have NEVER received a "swatch" of material when buying clothes! Maybe a button sometimes, but never a piece of material - maybe I don't shop 'high-end' enough! I've NEVER seen those medication bottle caps you mentioned either! Those winter hats are NOT called "beanies" - they're called 'toques'!
Brian Does Things
So there’s a hole on the tab on a can of beans for my straw? It all makes sense now
*fun fact: you can use fruit for butt fun*
donkey dick
Teenage boys know all about the panty gusset from rummaging through their sisters laundry hamper.
1000 subs with 1 video
I come on to videos like this just to dislike
Alexandria Pierce
Because no one cares about nickels 😂😂😂
I saw a video just like this five years ago and 50 other ones in the wakeOf it. It’s now May 2018 and people are still making the same video over and over again. Also they never explained what the hell I’m supposed to do with the converse lace holes. They just said you can lace them up, But not how to lace them up and how lacing them up a different way helps.
ray fultz
This video should have been called things you already know. I mean flipping pill bottles around come on
[ WolfiKiski ]
Who knew 11?
I use crisco for lube. butter is a tasty alternative.
Shadow Knows
I'm officially old, I knew all 15.
Cheryl Manuel
Click bait
Eric Rodriguez 215
A little late to the party with this video. These were popular about 5 years ago.
James Kindrick
The term for the small pocket is a watch pocket. It's a watch pocket for your pocket watch.
The fuzzy pom pom was actually put on their by sailors they wore hats and while the were on the bottom deck of boats they would hit there heads sometimes so they put a pom pom on top so it wouldn't hurt their head if it got bumped
Ina Pickle
You are completely wrong about the extra cotton fabric sewn into panties. Perhaps you should have asked a woman old enough to remember why. We do still exist. First a little history. Women used to not wear anything under their skirts. Then bloomers were invented. Bloomers were linen, then later made of cotton. All bloomers were open at the crotch to make toilet trips easier. This also allowed a healthy amount of air flow. By the time panties were invented, another type of fabric was also becoming popular. That fabric was polyester- an oil based synthetic. Now underwear was still produced in cotton and also silk if you were wealthy, but polyester was very popular because it was smooth like silk and clothing fabric slides easily over it. Women soon noticed a problem though. Due to the nature of synthetic fabrics, women who wore polyester panties were increasingly suffering from yeast, bladder, and kidney infections. It was not long after, that panty manufacturers started sewing a cotton liner into all polyester panties. You will never find a synthetic pair without the cotton liner, but you can find natural fiber panties without the extra fabric in the crotch. Jockey makes panties without the liner. I own a few pairs. However, due to the popularity of pants, most cotton undies will still have a bit of extra fabric to reinforce the crotch and protect our lady bits.
Won KiYoung
"Because NO ONE cares about nikles." LOL. Well in fact, pennies should have more value than nikles, for shaving...
At 3:20 I bet the designer of the Can didn't even realized or thought about the hole holding the straw. They made the hole simply for extra grip that's all.
Ron Johnson
Half of these are misinformation
Bubble Trouble Twins
That is a good idea so when a little kid eats a pen cap there is a hole in it so it can still breathe
Karis Yuen
Woman: Let's make a video together. Man: Ok. Woman: I'll just say the numbers and you can do the rest of the video.
Butler Bees
Is everyone going to ignore the fact that Asian girl was straight up making out with that soda can?
Sunil Sunny
Who is that girl?
Shan Talks
The gas gauge one blew my mind
Georgi Gerov
your mum !
These videos are like adding words to an essay to make it longer
Ivy Knowles
What idiots did not know these
Joel Alejandro
I have always used the small pockets on jeans for keys.
Kon Kon
I have a phone holder thing that has a oval handle and I cut in the middle of two rubber bands and tied it left a little space for the handle bars of a exercise bike so then i can watch crunchyroll and exercise, a week later I got lazy and didn't use it anymore. But yeah, it worked.
milla mantell
If the soda can thing is true.. then why is the same tab used for things like dog food and tuna? Who's sipping that?
Will Heslington
That extra poker is actually for lighters genius
Carolyn Gee
And could you be more lazy about the lack of nickel ridges? “No one cares about nickels LOL”. NO. It’s because nickels are a standard weight for calibration (5grams), as are pennies which you also failed to mention (2.5 grams). Having a fine serrated edge would make them more susceptible to being eroded and their weight being affected.
Chuppy Production
6:40 but how to use this 2 holes for laces... come on guy.... give samples of your findings... not all of are that smart 🤡
Vincent Noud
That last comment was from my granddaughter
What is the purpose of my suffering
Guys also have a pocket in boxer-briefs, inside the flap, under the grundle. Great to hold my lighter, smokes, or phone when I'm walking around with no pants on
Rachel Clark
Hope you get some good ideas, but my 11 yr old grandson knows how to tell which side the gas cap is on. He asked me if I knew and I told him that back in my younger days they told us in Drivers Education. Maybe you should go over things that used to be known as driving "manners". Such as move into left lane if possible when oncoming traffic is approaching, to move off the road if a funeral is passing, and definitely using TURN SIGNALS BEFORE the second that you turn.
Crystal Cruz
Terminited GD
The creator of ketchup cups killed himself, bequz nopody unfolded em and used the closed.
Talks about lacing the converse in the unused holes... Doesn't show how.... Cool.
Mistk 12
RIP nickel
Danny Vestal
Thanks for the info!
Vincent Noud
I honestly thought that whole in my underwear wise for holding spare tampons!!!😂
Glenn Robertson
The hole in the pen cap is to prevent a vacuum action when removing the cap and making it easier to get it on and off. There's no way a child could breathe through that 1/64" hole in it.
He never showed the cart trick at 4:10... In fact, he showed multiple carts without these bag hooks. WTF? Fail...
Evamarie Sneed-Rodriguez
This video needs to show examples...like the various ways to lace a converse or hanging the bags ... &/or a better coverage (no pun intended) of the gusset
Parade The Gospel Ministries
Considering the like/dislike ratio, I'm assuming I'm going to know most of these
I ran
blah blah blah. the voice is weirdly fast.
N Corkren
*describes super useful hanging loops on a shopping cart* *doesn’t show any hanging loops*
Pretty terrible video, very few things are actually demonstrated.
g fox
I knew the answer for the small pocket in jeans (#15) was gonna be for pocket watches even before he said mid 1800s. A relative once gave me a silver pocket watch back in the 90s and I used that pocket for it. But... in general, I used it far more often for a zippo lighter or for keeping spare change, yeah.
kiyah and chick
But...but I like nickles
Kathrine Scott
Great Video! Full of fun Facts!
Casey Russo
I’m literally scrolling thru the comment section liking every single comment bc all y’all are much more interesting than the actual vid
Evan Votion
So lame and uh
Rachel Evans
I always thought the gusset was for holding a vibrator in place
Nancy C Fivecoate
I dislike this channel
Gill Taylor
I know half of these except I didn’t know that those were the real purposes I just know there is somewhat hacks please comment or reply on my comment if you agree
Nonesense Speaker
*quickly gets annoyed about the redundant repetitions of the same or synonymous phrases*
Thee Fashion Freak
I Already Knew 7 & 11 😩
Crystal Cruz
Umm no I haven't noticed
Refined Phenomena
I microwave my underwear before going out when it’s cold
What's something you use in a different way than it was intended for?
Tetra Sky
ketchup cup.. mind blown.
yeti dynamics
the whole hole in a soda can pop thing to hold your straw isn't real. the hole is there to save material, and give structural support to an otherwise very thing piece of metal. if you look at the way the hole is formed it's not just a hole, it's got a curved edge that adds support to the strip, it's just a bit of luck that it can most straws decently