Thursday, March 10, 2022

Five Things Thursday

This post falls more into the category of: "I didn't know that!"

1. Takeaway cup lids

There is barely a more straight forward purpose for anything than for takeaway cup lids. Anyone knows they were invented to keep the content hot, and to make sure it doesn’t spill when you take your coffee to go. But there is a lesser known third purpose.


Each lid is designed to be used also as a coaster. They have special ridges up top that can hold the base of the cup in place perfectly. Pretty clever! I didn't know that!

2. Car seat headrests

The headrests in car seats are adjustable first and foremost to enable people of any height to sit comfortably, and get the correct support for their heads. But there is another hidden feature at work here.


You may or may not have noticed, the headrests are completely detachable and have two solid metal bars. So if you are ever trapped in a car and need to get out quickly, they can be used to smash out the windows. I didn't know that!

3. The raised dots on F & J


The F and J keys are known as the home keys, meaning they are where your index fingers should rest. The bumps make it much easier to find your way back to them, without having to look down. Just by your fingers feeling the bumps, you’ll know you’re on the right keys. I didn't know that!

4. Highway exit signs

If you look closely at a highway exit sign, you’ll see that the marker indicating the exit number is usually off to the right or the left.


This may seem like a random placement, but it serves a very distinct purpose that can help you if you’re driving through an unfamiliar area. If the marker is aligned to the right, that means your exit is on the right-hand side. The opposite is true if the marker is on the left side of the sign. I didn't know that!

5. Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body

    2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

    1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

    1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

    1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

I definitely didn't know that!!

You're welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you for these! I'm definitely going to remember the one about the headrests; I always have two cups of warm water first thing but not last thing at night - I might need to add that one in :).


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