18 Things Designed for a Different Purpose

The things that we use every day become such a huge part of our routines that we seldom notice their simplest features. However, look carefully and you may notice that your favorite items have been designed to do much more than you thought. For example, the little brushes by the side of an escalator are not for polishing your shoes but are actually an interesting safety feature.

Or have you ever noticed a tiny groove on the bottom of your favorite coffee mug? No, it’s not broken! In fact, tons of things you use every day without thinking twice are equipped with tiny gizmos. And here are 18 day-to-day things that have always had some amazing hidden features that we probably never knew about.

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TIMESTAMPS:
Brushes on Escalator Sides 0:32
“57” on Heinz Ketchup Bottles 1:00
Pompoms on Beanies 1:23
Slots on Measuring Tape 1:51
Grooves on Toothpicks 2:19
Grooves on Cup Bottoms 2:47
Holes in Soda Pop Tabs 3:18
Little Dot Near the iPhone Camera 3:49
Holes on Gas Cans 4:10
Holes in Pen Caps 4:35
Childproof Prescription Bottles 5:10
The Ridges on “F” and “J” 5:32
Hole in a Padlock Bottom 5:53
The Gas Gauge Arrow 6:19
Fabric Squares That Come with Clothes 6:42
Plastic Lids 7:13
Notebook Margins 7:42
Side Holes in Converse Sneakers 8:12

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SUMMARY:
– When there are nylon brushes on both sides, you can’t help but keep your feet away from the escalator’s skirt panels.
– The place with the numbers is the sweet spot you should tap to get the ketchup flowing! So, stop banging the bottom of your sauce bottle already and hit the “57”!
– French sailors were the ones who invented this style, and pompoms actually served a very practical purpose. They prevented the sailors from hitting their heads against the ships’ low ceilings.
– If you don’t have anywhere to put such a toothpick after using it, snap off the flat end at the first groove and put it on the table.
– When you wash cups placed upside down in the dishwasher, the grooves make sure that water doesn’t stagnate in the cup bottoms and spill all over your feet when you take the cups out.
– Despite what most people think, the tiny dot next to the camera on an iPhone is NOT the flash! It’s one of the three microphones that starts recording once you switch on your back camera.
– Pen manufacturers know more about little kids than you can imagine. And to prevent kids ones from suffocating, they started to place holes in pen caps, so that even if one gets stuck in a child’s throat, the air can still get into their lungs.
– If you don’t have small kids around, turn the lid on the bottle upside down and there you go! It’s no longer childproof.
– The small ridges on letters “F” and “J” on your keyboard are made so that you can type without looking down at the keyboard.
– This tiny hole has a very important task: it helps to drain water from the outdoor lock after the rain, which prevents the thing from rusting and clogging.
– The arrow shows the side of the car where your fuel tank is. You’ll see the true value of this feature as soon as you rent a car and drive it to a gas station!
– You’re supposed to try out your cleaning products on this piece of fabric first, so you don’t ruin the whole thing when you decide to wash it!
– It appears that originally, margins weren’t created for making additional notes! They used to protect your work from… rats!

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Why People Should Stand on Escalators Side by Side

Every morning thousands of people feel as if they’re trying to accomplish a particularly tricky quest. Wrestle out of the packed subway car – done. Avoid getting lost and carried away by the crowd – done. Reach the escalator and join the gridlock at the entrance – done. At least all the commuters are following the common escalator rule: stand on the right side, walk on the left. After all, it’s the most effective way to use an escalator, right? Actually, it’s wrong!

Wait, what? But this practice makes perfect sense: you can always choose whether you want to relax and let the machinery do all the work or save time and walk up! Yep, it turns out that we’ve been using escalators inefficiently all this time.

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TIMESTAMPS:
To walk, or not to walk? That is the question. 0:50
Is the time difference really that great? 3:36
Why people should stand on escalators side by side 4:43
Please, stay out of my personal space! 5:15
What the supporters of the “everybody-walks” idea say 6:21

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SUMMARY:
– A 2011 study from the University of Greenwich figured out that while 75% of people choose to stand on escalators, only 25% walk up.
– In 2015, the London Underground started a three-week trial of a revolutionary approach to using escalators.
– Employees of Transport for London asked commuters not to walk on the escalators.
– During the morning rush hour between 08:30 to 09:30, the average escalator used to transport about 12,750 people. But during the trial period of standing rules, the same escalator moved 16,220 people!
– People kept pushing each other, shouting, and arguing. It seems that the problem lies in human nature: we want the result right away and are unwilling to postpone it in the interest of the greater good.
– Interestingly, people didn’t feel all that indignant about the new rule on longer escalators. On such escalators, commuters already preferred to stand on the walking side rather than move.
– It took a commuter 26 seconds to walk to the top of the moving escalator and 40 seconds to get there while standing still.
– When most commuters stand on the right (or on the left, depending on the country), the weight on the stairs gets distributed unevenly. As a result, one side of the escalator experiences a much greater strain than the other.
– The average American likes to have at least 1 and 1/2 ft (0.45 m) of personal space separating them from other people. Naturally, when you stand on an escalator, this distance is much smaller. It makes people feel uncomfortable.
– But there are also a lot of experts who are sure that walking on escalators is still a much safer and better way to get to your goal.
– The supporters of the “everybody-walks” idea also say that if nobody was standing on the stairs and everybody was moving, there would be no gridlocks at all. Well, although reasonable, this advice doesn’t sound like fun when you’re returning from the airport with a heavy suitcase.

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5 Simple Tricks to Overcome Laziness

Today, we learn how to overcome laziness and stop procrastinating. If you want to know how to stop being lazy and unmotivated all the time, and need some motivation to keep great habits, this video is for you!

Sources:
https://www.businessinsider.com/trick-yourself-out-of-being-lazy-2016-12
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201410/the-psychology-laziness
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201505/the-causes-laziness
https://www.success.com/how-to-stop-being-lazy-and-get-more-done/

Music: “Ukulele” from Bensound.com

Thanks to Tristan Reed (writing) and Troy W. Hudson (narration) for helping to create this video!

The Body Part You Wash First Reveals Your Personality

Early morning routines often begin with bathing for most people. However, the way we bathe is never the same. We might not have noticed, but there is a tendency in all of us to start the bathing with a certain body part. Subconsciously, the decision is made by our body and it tells a lot about our personality. For example, if your head or hair is the part of your body you wash first in the shower, you are a person who likes discipline and order.

At Bright Side, we put together observations on the body parts we wash first while bathing and related them to the function of our minds.

TIMESTAMPS:
If you wash your face first 0:42
If you wash your arms or legs first 1:16
If you wash your privates first 1:56
If you wash your chest first 2:25
If you wash your hair first 2:51
If you wash your shoulders and neck first 3:22
If you wash your back first 3:47

#personalitytest #bathing #takingshower

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SUMMARY:
– If you wash your face first, you are basically tending to all the 5 senses — smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing. It means you are very concerned about how you are perceived.
– If you are among those who pay attention to their feet first, you can call yourself a humble and down to earth person. However, you have no fear of expressing your choices.
– If you wash your private parts first, you are probably a very shy person. You can call yourself an introvert, or the one with low self-esteem. You are not given much attention in social groups, however, those who know you closely will say you’re the most genuine person on earth.
– If you have noticed yourself scrubbing your chest first while bathing, you are in all probabilities confident and comfortable in your own skin. You are practical and very straightforward.
– If your head or hair is the part of your body you wash first in the shower, you are a person who likes discipline and order.
– The most hardworking people often wash their neck and shoulder area first. Shoulders denote burden and you always want to get rid of the burden of achieving everything with perfection.
– Your back reflects your consciousness. The back involves your spine and your nervous system that plays a big role in the functioning of your brain. Washing your back first says a lot about your reserved nature.

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