Everyday things with meaning-Things which we use in our everyday life, have a meaning which many of us fail to understand. We just keep on using them, unaware of the fact that there is a hidden meaning. So, let’s not ignore them and have a look.
15 Everyday things with meaning
1. EVER THOUGHT WHY THE LETTERS ON THE KEYBOARD ARE NOT PLACED ALPHABETICALLY?
We all use laptops, computers and phones. But, the alphabets on the keyboard we use are not in alphabetical order. Ever wondered why? Earlier, the typewriters had the alphabets written in alphabetical order. But, typing on them became difficult as the typewriters would get jammed easily.
Considering the problem, the alphabets which were frequently used were placed together which made typing game a lot easier.
2. EXTRA FABRIC PATCH ON ELBOWS? WHY?
The trend was initiated by the people who were associated with the military since; they had to crawl on their elbows and, this would save their clothes from getting torn easily. Later, the trend was carried forward by the hunters as this style helped them to hunt easily. And, quite fascinated by the idea, the students in American Universities borrowed the very idea of turning it into a famous fashion trend.
3. WAFFLE CONES? WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
Who does not like eating ice-creams, that too, with waffle cones? But, have you ever thought where did this waffle cone come from? Here’s the story.
Previously, the ice creams were sold in a penny lick ice cream glasses which were washed with water so tha they can be used by multiple ice-cream buyers. However, it had a drawback. The buyers had to stand in lines for quite a long time. In 1904, when the waffle booth was empty because everyone gathered around the penny glasses, the waffle seller rolled the waffle into a cone and started selling the ice-cream in that. This idea was welcomed by everyone.
Even, the doctors were happy with the waffle cones as the penny glasses caused by tuberculosis.
4. THAT BLACK DOT? WHAT DOES THAT DO?
Ever wondered what is the black dot between the camera and the flashlight doing there? Well, that is a noise-cancelling microphone which is used to nullify the noisy sounds playing in the background and, helps to clarify the speaker’s voice.
5. SNEAKERS HAVE RUBBER TOE TOPPERS! BUT WHY?
Sneakers were an invention for the basketball players and, the rubber covers on their footwear used to protect them from damaging their foot while playing. They were made with hard rubber for further protection. However, changing trends led to the modification of the white rubber to make the sneakers more attractive.
6. YOUR SNEAKERS HAVE A HOLE ON THE SIDES! BUT, IT HAS A PURPOSE.
The holes on the sides of the converse shoes are present there for the purpose of providing ventilation so that our feet get extra ground to breathe and, they don’t get sweaty!
7. THE CYLINDRICAL SHAPE AT THE END OF THE CHARGER? IT’S OF IMMENSE USE.
No, the cylindrical thing at the end of the charger is not useless. It has a purpose. They are known as ferrite beads. When connected with the device, it helps to curb high-frequency noises and, saves them from electromagnetic noise. Wondering how things which seem to be useless, can be extremely useful?
8. THE BUMPS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE?
They are not useless, either. They are a symbol used during the production process to figure out the products with the faulty manufacture.
9. PARKAS SPLITTING AT THE END? KNOW WHY!
Parkas came into existence as an outwear for the military people. The splits at the back of the parka at that time were long enough to help the soldiers to cover their legs to save them from biting cold. However, when the trend was adopted as a fashion style, it became comparatively modified and small in size.
10. THE CUTS ON THE TOP OF A BAGUETTE? WHAT ARE THESE FOR?
Well, there are a lot of explanations behind this activity of cuts on the top of the baguette. Many bakers say that it is done so that it can be baked easily without any cracks in the oven. However, some say that it is to make them look more palatable.
11. LOAFERS WITH TASSELS? BUT, WHY?
Nils Tveranger, a shoemaker, was completely fascinated by the Norwegian footwear because their shoes had tassels which could be used to tighten or loosen the shoe so that it can fit the size of the foot. Later, Nils decided to combine Indian moccasins and the tassels giving birth to a completely new trend of loafers. However, later it became other aesthetic accessories.
12. WHY DO WE HAVE A LOOP AT THE BACK OF SHIRTS?
Well, different people have different theories regarding the use of the loop at the back of the shirt. Some people it is used to attach tie while on the other hand, people are of the view that the loop at the back is useful for the purpose of hanging the shirt to the hook.
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13. WHY PIN CODES HAVE ONLY 4 DIGITS?
A Scottish inventor named James Goodfellow, in 1996, invented a 6 digit PIN code for securing the bank accounts of the people. However, Goodfellow’s wife complained that it was not easy for her to memorise the entire 6 digit PIN and, due to this reason James shortened the code to 4 digits.
14. EVER THOUGHT WHY DO HAVE FUR ON THE HOODS?
Earlier in the fae North, people used to keep themselves entirely covered, except for their face which used to completely exposed to the biting wind. Later, in order to save themselves, people sewed pieces of fur on the hood to lessen the effect of the cold. However, later this trend was merely carried forward as a fashion trend.
15. WHY IS PIGGY BANK SHAPED LIKE A PIG?
People used to store and keep their money safe in the clay containers which were then known as ” pygg jars’ during medieval England. But, with time these jars seemed to vanish leaving behind their name. With time, the “pygg” was soon taken to be a pig and, this gave a kick-start to the idea of making the piggy banks of the pig shape.