There are so many things in life that we learn with time. However, there are also some things that we don't know, regardless of how many times we've done or used something.
Some of these things are surprising to learn because you will realize that you've been doing things the wrong way for years! Other items on this list are just cool facts that you will be better off knowing, even if you are a little late to the game!
Here are 10 everyday things that you won't believe you didn't know -- some of which may even change your life.
1. The Best Way To Use A Ketchup Containers
You know those little white containers used to hold ketchup or other dipping sauces? Did you know that if you open them up, they actually do a better job?
2. The Tab On A Can Is Meant To Hold A Straw
We would all like to think that the tab on a can has a hole in it so that it's easier to grab, but that's not actually the case. The tab is meant to be bent backward to hold a straw in place (carbonation can make the straw pop out otherwise).
3. You Can't Smell While You're Asleep
Fun fact here. If you're woken up in the middle of the night and you smell a fart, the scent isn't actually what woke you up; it was probably the noise.
4. Noodles In A Cup Don't Actually Fill The Cup
Is your cup of ramen half full or half empty? We're willing to bet that you have never cut a cup open to find out.
5. The Correct Way To Use A Bobby Pin
We're willing to bet that you've been using bobby pins the "wrong" way for years. They are actually meant to be used "upside down."
6. Green Skittles Are No Longer Lime Flavored
A few years ago, Skittles brand of candies changed the green flavor from lime to green apple. Most people find the green apple flavor gross.
7. The 'Poo' Emoji Is Chocolate Soft-Serve
While just about everyone uses the poo emoji regularly, it's actually not "poop." The emoji is chocolate soft-serve ice cream and it's the same exact image as the vanilla ice cream cone emoji, without the cone (and face).
8. The Tostitos Logo Suggests You Should Share Your Chips
Did you ever notice that the Tostitos logo is two people sharing chips and salsa? Take a closer look at the center of the word.
9. Fire Doesn't Have A Shadow
Although bright fire and flames can make shadows, they don't actually have a shadow. It's kind of weird to realize that, isn't it?
10. Onions Make You Cry, Gum Makes It Stop
If you chew gum while cutting an onion, you won't get that burning sensation in your eyes. We're not crying, you're crying!
11. The Soda Lid That Does A Double Act
The soda lid isn't just designed to stop the drink from ending up in your lap. No, when you get to your location - it's all designed to serve as a coaster.
12. Bread Tags Tell More Than You Think
The plastic tags on bread bags are, in fact, color-coded. The colors tell you which day of the week the bread was made on.
13. The Arrow Really Does Do Something
Nearly all cars have an arrow on the gas gauge. What's it for? It's to remind the driver which side of the vehicle the gas tank is on. How cool is that?
14. Movie Trailers Aren't Movie Trailers Any More
In the old days, movie trailers were actually played after a movie (hence "trailers"). What we see at the movies are, in fact, "movie previews" which are shown before a movie.
15. Barbie Has A Real Name
Barbie is the world's most popular children's doll, but nobody seems to know her real name. It is Barbara Millicent Roberts. She's older than she looks, as she claims to have been born on March 9, 1959.
16. The Webcam Was Not Invented So You Could Talk To Your Friends
In one of those completely off the wall historical factoids, the webcam was created specifically so that scientists at Cambridge University could monitor levels in their coffee pot.
17. Chocolate Milk Was Originally A Medicine
You may have thought chocolate milk's purpose in life was to cater to your sweet tooth, but in fact, it was designed as a medicine back in the 1700s.
18. There Is A Reason Coca-Cola Is Brown
They add caramel to Coke today to make it that brown color, but back when Coke was invented, the color was a natural byproduct of the cola nuts used to make the product. Coke could be any color they wanted now.
19. The Bumps On Your Keys Have A Purpose
Check out the F and J keys on your keyboard -- they have little raised bumps on them. That's because they are the "home keys" for 10 finger typists, and finding the bumps means you can set your hands right for typing without looking at the keyboard.
20. Berries Are Out To Fool Us All
You probably think you know what a berry is. We did until we looked this up. Bananas, grapes, and oranges? They're all berries. They've been fooling us for years!
It's truly astonishing how much there is to learn about things that are right under our noses.
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