Life is stressful, so don't you want to make it as simple as possible? Some things that have been hiding in plain sight are actually designed to relieve the stress in your life, but you haven't even realized it yet. Even pen caps are made more skillfully than you might think.
No, the hole in the pen cap isn't there to prevent your pen from suffocating. It's actually there to prevent YOU from suffocating if you're silly enough to swallow the cap accidentally. You see, if you, or a small child or a dog were to swallow the cap, the hole allows some air to pass through so it wouldn't create such an intrusive blockage in your throat. But also, don't eat pen caps. We know there's a lot of fad diets out there, but you're beautiful just the way you are.
Hey, um, flight attendant? Yeah, there's a hole in my window. Does this mean we're all going to die?
That teeny-tiny hole in the bottom of the airplane window is not only supposed to be there, it has to be there in order for the window's inner pane of glass not to shatter and for pressure to be equalized between the two panes. This keeps the cabin safe. Say it with me now: "Thanks for keeping me alive while I'm hurtling through the sky, little window hole!"
You may not know this, but your car has a little triangle on one side of the gas pump icon. And it actually serves the most useful purpose in the world. Come in close. Are you ready? Whatever side the triangle's on is what side of the car your gas tank in on. Is your world transformed? You're welcome. No more going to the gas pump then awkwardly having to move your car around because you've forgotten where your gas tank is, or because you're driving someone else's car.
Some people think the extra material you get with a new shirt or pair of pants is supposed to be used to patch it up when you find a hole. However, the extra swatch of cloth is actually provided so you can wash it and see how the machine cycle affects the material before you subject the whole garment to it. Brilliant? Yes.
While the blue end of erasers was eventually marketed as being able to erase pen ink, that wasn't its original intention. The pink part would often leave smudges where the pencil was erased, so the blue end was meant to erase those smudges. Legend: DEBUNKED. NEXT.
Why the little bumpy bumps on the "F" and "J" keys of your keyboard? Well, those keys are where your pointer fingers are supposed to go when you're in proper typing position. The little bumpy bumps (their technical name) help guide your hands back to position without having to look down.
Tired of putting your cable into your bag and somehow having it magically turn into an unfixable mess? That's what these little wings were for, which you've probably never used. Wrap your cord around these guys, and you'll be able to avoid all the cable tangling terror you've been enduring your whole life. People with a PC, we don't know what to tell you.
We're not entirely sure that this is exactly what the lids were intended for, but it does solve an age old problem: how to get that delicious saucy goodness into your mouth. Because before we know you've been shotgunning these. Now you can stop being a heathen and behave like a civilized adult with your foil spoon.