Things in mind, the purpose of which very few people know
Still, our world is amazing and we still do not know much. We're not even on unexplored places deep in the jungle or under the water column of the ocean, unknown tribes that are unknown to both the benefits and challenges of civilization.
No, we're talking about a simple and familiar things that each of us use on a daily basis and not even aware of their original assignment. And it would be necessary.
The pompons on their caps
Today tassels are considered accessories, but the story of their origin dates back to the XVIII century. French sailors wore hats with pompoms, to protect the head when they hit the low ceilings of the lower deck. Later pompoms can be seen in the military uniforms of various armies. At the time of their color and shape can be distinguished from the ordinary soldier officer and find out about his belonging to a particular shelf and combat arm.
Square hole on a stick Chupa Chups
Many believe that the hole is on the case, if a child swallows it: a hole will allow him to breathe (as in the case of a cap for a ball point pen). In fact, this function is performed by a hollow rod. A square opening side holds the lollipop. When the wand is immersed in the liquid mass, the hole is filled with the first and solidifies, securely attaching Chupa Chups.
arrows on trousers
If you think that the arrow were not originally fashionable attribute, you're right. At the end of the XIX century European clothing factories most of the products exported and to fit more goods on the ship, the clothes so much pressed, that have appeared from the shooter to get rid of it was very difficult.
Mysterious "pocket" of female panties
The inner layer as a men's underwear and female made of a special soft material. We do not know what were your assumptions, why need this pocket. Someone at school thought that there it is possible to hide the condoms or pads.
In fact, everything is much easier. This extra piece of fabric in order to maintain the natural health of intimate parts of the body, because those materials from which sew lingerie today, it does not help. If sewing is not possible to do both seams inside, why not sew a seam - and it turns out that something like a pocket.
Leather rhombus on a backpack
Who is this "penny", as many call it, it is seen again as an accessory. However, earlier through threaded an ropes, hooks and tying additional equipment during the trekking and climbing.
opening between the camera lens and flash on the iPhone
Few people know that this small hole is actually a microphone. It suppresses background noise while recording and helps to Siri to recognize accents.
figure 57 for glass bottles of ketchup Heinz
Surely you think that this is such a design, or the amount of ingredients used, and maybe a reference to a certain date. However, if the ketchup does not hurry to be in your plate, tilt the bottle and tap the palm of this figure.
container symbols and numbers
On any packaging of cosmetic products, whether eyeshadow or powder, it is necessary here is a container and a symbol 6M, 12M or 24M. These figures indicate the storage life of the product in months after opening.
Replacement blades for knife stationery
Blunt blade in the knife can be substituted broke off section. If properly done, it is not dangerous - slide the blade becomes blunt and break off it with a clipper, which is mounted at the bottom of the knife.
Switch on the rearview mirror of
With this button the driver at night does not become blind from headlights riding behind the machine. rear-view mirror has two reflective coatings, and you can switch between them by pressing this button.