15 Things You Didn't Know The Purpose Of!

  • Published on May 18, 2018
  • Top things you didn’t know the purpose of! These are the everyday items and things you didn’t know the use for!

    #14. “Pen Cap”-- You have definitely noticed the tiny hole in the top of a cap and may have used it to try and make a whistle or pretended it was a tiny spyglass. Most people believe this hole has something to do with preventing a pen from drying-out but this is not the case. The hole in the pen cap actually serves as a safety feature. In the event that a small child swallows one, the hole allows air to pass through and reduces the risk of suffocation.

    #13. “Measuring Tape Tools”-- The modern measuring tape machine is a handy invention that most construction workers and contractors can’t live without, but even some of the most skilled workers might not know it has two incredible yet simple features. First there is the serrated edge on the metal end of the tape. This was put into the design so that if you desired you could put a minor scratch or indentation into the surface you are measuring, in order to give you a marker to make further measurements or designs off of. The other feature is right next to the serrated edge. You may have noticed the small hole that is commonly located in the metal tip. So what’s the purpose of this? Well this is so that if you are measuring something from a point where a nail or screw is you can hook the tape onto the nail and hold the tape in place.

    #12. “The Quarter’s Edge”-- You probably have spied the hundreds of tiny grooves that mark the outside edge of a quarter but not thought twice about it having a purpose. But these tiny ridges actually once served an important function and no it’s not just so magician’s can get a better grip during coin tricks. Up until recently, historically speaking, the cost of the metals in a coin reflected the coins value so many people took to shaving the edges off of the coins and then used the rest of the coin to purchase items as if the coin still had full value. They would then save up their shavings and melted them together to create new coins or just sell the chunks. In order to combat this, coin minters started putting these ridges on their coins so that retailers could tell whether the coins had been shaved. This practice, though not necessary today, is carried on for the sake of tradition and aesthetic. So why don’t nickels have them? Because no one cares about nickels.

Comments • 11 488

  • Vanessa Franklin

    I knew al of these

  • Gene Shull
    Gene Shull Day ago

    It was my understanding that nursing mothers do not ovulate, therefore do not have periods, which was natural birth control. It appeared that most mothers breast feed for 15 months before becoming pregnant again, spacing the children at 2 yr intervals. After the Civil War of the 1860's, 10 to 18 children was common (cheaper by the dozen). After WW1, 8 to 11 children was common in a family. After WW2, 5 or 6 children were common place. For Centuries, children were referred to as Family Jewels until the contraception revolution during the 1960's, then abortion became legalized in 1973. Now it's 1 to 3 children per family and the mother has to be employed to pay taxes and insurance. They don't teach memory lane in history any more.

  • CoffeeOnKeyboard

    and all this time i thought the gusset was for my cell phone

  • Jvohn Barlow
    Jvohn Barlow 2 days ago

    Any framer who wasn't a total jackass would know all the "tricks" to a dam measuring tape.

  • Scott Walker
    Scott Walker 2 days ago

    Nobody gonna talk about how sprockets are tapered to pinch your chain. Even though it seems like the chain will fall off the taper

  • Kostina Trnava
    Kostina Trnava 3 days ago

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  • Diamond Greene
    Diamond Greene 4 days ago +1

    sorry but the tiny pocket is for mah pennies (i smell pennies)

  • Two Traps
    Two Traps 4 days ago +3

    No one cares about nickels 🤔 because Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves 🤦🏿‍♂️

  • JSOCyclone
    JSOCyclone 4 days ago +10

    After watching this I still can’t find the purpose of this video

  • Ptheodore GT
    Ptheodore GT 4 days ago


  • Ptheodore GT
    Ptheodore GT 4 days ago

    I already know some of them

  • Greg Jones
    Greg Jones 5 days ago +3

    Wrong about the panties. Wrong about the pill bottles. The pill bottles is for using the other end as a cup for water. The panties is a extra line of fabric to add more protection and other reasons but not for concealing pads lmao 12m views and he is wrong about a lot

  • T Nailz
    T Nailz 6 days ago

    Weed pocket

  • technological reinovations

    what about all those extra holes in a bubble level?

  • technological reinovations

    what about those clamp thingies in a cash register drawer?

  • technological reinovations

    a real one, the razed edge of a record is so that you can stack them.

  • technological reinovations

    the CD tray on your desktop computer is actually a cupholder!

  • Brett Engels
    Brett Engels 6 days ago

    tiny pocket is for my zippo and airpods lmao

  • Flaude Driving
    Flaude Driving 6 days ago


  • DEFCON 1
    DEFCON 1 7 days ago +1

    Whats the purpose of this video ? ... To waste our time with clickbait

  • Galaxy Gamer
    Galaxy Gamer 7 days ago

    Guy: because no one care about Nicole’s
    Me: gimme all your Nicole’s

  • Christina Morehead
    Christina Morehead 7 days ago

    Guns and roses

  • Jason Jason
    Jason Jason 7 days ago

    Waste of time

  • Mike Eastridge
    Mike Eastridge 7 days ago

    SHITE !!!!!!!!!

  • heath sunday
    heath sunday 8 days ago

    Converse holes are for vents not laces

  • Agret
    Agret 8 days ago

    Video Says "Number 12" but subtitle says "Number 13" lol

  • Joey Bagodonuts
    Joey Bagodonuts 8 days ago

    Mouse gullet

  • Joey Bagodonuts
    Joey Bagodonuts 8 days ago

    Sweet treat

  • Abbottcost
    Abbottcost 8 days ago

    Video was horrible... comments otoh simply priceless

  • Amanda Weaver
    Amanda Weaver 8 days ago +2

    Because mice are trained to stop at the margin...lol. hilarious

  • Dante69132
    Dante69132 9 days ago

    that can tag thing is most likely conjecture considering the fact the when machining things people will use the least amount of material need, so by removing a piece (even though it may seem insignificant) you can eventually use that metal either for other purposes or to be recycled.
    Please note that this theory is also based off of conjecture but since there's already a hole in the can to begin with, I believe that if designed for that reason, it would be quite superfluous and trying to use said hole makes using a straw annoying.

  • Jerry Johnson
    Jerry Johnson 9 days ago +10

    I think the hole in the tab has more to do with using the least amount of aluminum necessary to open the can.

  • Rj Robles
    Rj Robles 9 days ago

    the music sucks

  • Kudzai Mandirahwe
    Kudzai Mandirahwe 9 days ago +1

    Some of the points are correct,but for some,he didn't elaborate.

  • Jake Alex
    Jake Alex 9 days ago

    The straw holder is just something you can do. That wasn’t engineered for that purpose

  • DJ_gatchaplusvlogs Sisters

    Why is a man talking about girls hygiene?

  • Gr8 Teagazr
    Gr8 Teagazr 10 days ago +3

    The holes on the sides of Converse sneakers are for ventilation, and that's that!

  • neutron256
    neutron256 10 days ago +1

    Many of these seem to be clever uses rather than intentional design features as they are portrayed here. For example the original patent for the “Paper Pail”(Chinese takeout box) makes no mention of it being usable as a plate, but instead states the way it is folded is to allow it it to be made from a single flat sheet while not requiring any seems that would need to be sealed to prevent liquid from escaping

  • plazma studios
    plazma studios 10 days ago

    Get a life this is shit

  • Josip Matas
    Josip Matas 10 days ago +4

    i could never understand how people cannot know on what side of their car gast tank cap is on... you get a car, you go around your car, you see cap on right/left, and you memorise it... it's one item... its not formula for secret meaning of life...

  • Vadim Voitossevitch
    Vadim Voitossevitch 11 days ago +5

    Why do I feel 10 years old when I hear this dudes voice?

  • Eli K
    Eli K 11 days ago

    Half of these are wrong. I thought I knew these, but when I watched them I realized it was a bunch of lies for views.

  • NanoWolf
    NanoWolf 11 days ago

    8:39 are you fucking insane

  • Ashley Smith
    Ashley Smith 11 days ago

    No you are not dude

  • BeatRapist
    BeatRapist 11 days ago

    the adverts are better then the main video :)

  • Edward Elric
    Edward Elric 11 days ago

    3:18 fuck outta here with your LIES. The hole wasn't designed to be a shitty straw holder.

  • Mafia Tours Philly fox

    No pockets specifically for storing drugs??????

  • Dom Huntman
    Dom Huntman 11 days ago

    Yet another low-brow clickbait vid proving, yet again, that only the one's producing it, did not know these things.

  • Shelby Tydings
    Shelby Tydings 11 days ago

    Actually pens used to be round (some still are) and without the hole in the cap the caps would get stuck. The hole allows air you so you can pull the cap off easier.

  • VGMStudios33
    VGMStudios33 11 days ago

    It's not a beanie but called a tuque. Stupid American.

  • William Coley
    William Coley 11 days ago

    The hole in the pull tab is because it saves material,,,,

  • dandylion16
    dandylion16 11 days ago

    I'm sorry, are you saying women keep tampons in the panty gusset like a pocket? Because whoever told you that was lying to you.

  • Mike Shield
    Mike Shield 12 days ago +3

    Beds can also be used as clothing tables

    PISEY SAM OEURN 12 days ago +1

    Worst explanation ever.

  • Doordana's what's up studio

    I knew the marginal and

  • Jimmy Batterton
    Jimmy Batterton 12 days ago +10

    Panty gussets are for storing the nickels no one cares about! This video is pointless and some of the explanations are incorrect.
    On a side note, who narrates this, John-Boy from the Waltons?

    A J SQUARED AWAY 13 days ago

    Leave us not forget Mike Nesmith's Iconic Beanie on the Monkees

  • Don't u get it?
    Don't u get it? 14 days ago +1

    The little pocket is for french letters.

  • Nathan Porsche
    Nathan Porsche 14 days ago +1

    This video is in every person’s recommended, I swear

  • newton duarte
    newton duarte 15 days ago

    You need your own channel. Wait, this is your own right?

  • Henry Rorke
    Henry Rorke 15 days ago

    This video sucks, you talk about shoe lace holes but don't show how they tie, you talk about ketchup containers and Chinese food boxes, but fail to show how they open. This is just lazy noise you stole from other's, and it sucks. If I could take my view back, I would.

  • Sherry Smith
    Sherry Smith 16 days ago

    Who didn't know any of these must be living in a cave.

  • Tung-Ting Wong
    Tung-Ting Wong 17 days ago

    Like really? You would explain the purposes in a VIDEO while not actually showing how they are meant to be used visually?

    PAM SURY 17 days ago

    This won’t play on my iPad. It is playing on DVR-2A9.

    ΣLECTЯ0N 17 days ago

    Small child?!? When I was in 7th grade, a guy I my sister’s senior math class was chewing on one, it got caught in his throat and I don’t think he died because of it...but Jesus what a fuck up...

  • V. Bright
    V. Bright 18 days ago

    Why not visually show how to use converse extra holes and shopping cart...

  • BrockLee3
    BrockLee3 18 days ago

    The tips of dildos are there for you to get a good grip in case you're attacked. The tip isn't there JUST to be anatomically correct; nor, to provide more pleasure; they're there to make sure you are never "caught with your pants down." If the person using the dildo is surprised by an intruder, the dildo can be used as a bludgeoning weapon. Just pull the dildo out of whatever hole you have it crammed inside; then, grab the dildo by the tip and swing away. Dildo are actually very heavy and the bigger they are, the more damage they can do.

  • Brian Kane
    Brian Kane 18 days ago

    NO Chinese food container ever bought here looks remotely like THAT. Aluminium or Plastic, lidded trays.

  • Brian Kane
    Brian Kane 18 days ago +2

    Hey up lad! Cans used to have a ring-pull which came completely OFF the can - they ALSO had a hole in.

    • Abbottcost
      Abbottcost 8 days ago

      Yeah, we all know that was so you could hook all your beer tabs together, then when you were driving home & the cop pulls you over & asks how many beers you've had, all you had to do was hold up the string of tabs. That way you didn't have to talk, so he couldn't smell your alcohol breath!

  • Brian Kane
    Brian Kane 18 days ago

    We only did it on £1 (Au) & Silver (Ag) coins. Didn't bother with copper.

  • Valley Girl
    Valley Girl 19 days ago

    Because nobody cares about nickles.... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Kadence Soleil aka Song of the Sun

    What hygiene product does the gusset help hold in place? Tampon?😂 and why would you put a pad inside there? Isn't the point of the pad NOT to get underwear wet🤔

  • Jonathan Wilkinson
    Jonathan Wilkinson 19 days ago

    I just want to make sure

  • Jonathan Wilkinson
    Jonathan Wilkinson 19 days ago

    Hey 👋

  • Hellen Ovtroy
    Hellen Ovtroy 19 days ago

    I use the panty gusset to cum in :-)

  • daffers234
    daffers234 20 days ago

    This video is interesting, but I do not think it is entirely accurate.
    I think a lot of this stuff is speculation or so-called "life hacks." I'd like to see sources.

  • Víctor Velázquez Jiménez

    Beer with a straw.. 🤔 interesting.

  • Pu Ping
    Pu Ping 20 days ago +3

    I thought the pen cap was for snorting coke.

  • Martin West
    Martin West 21 day ago +1

    Got to be pretty stupid if you dont know what side your gas cap is on everytime you pull up to the pump

    • daffers234
      daffers234 20 days ago

      I've pulled up on the wrong side after getting a new-to-me car, but it's only happened once or twice. I don't think I've ever owned one with a little triangle. I do remember them having little warnings that said UNLEADED FUEL ONLY though. Heh heh. Guess I'm showing my age.

  • TheHHilton
    TheHHilton 22 days ago

    This is all wrong.

  • Sean Williams
    Sean Williams 23 days ago

    1 thing I still don’t know - how to actually put the laces properly through the extra holes in the Converse shoes.

  • Scott Strall
    Scott Strall 23 days ago

    The term is' pompon', not 'pom pom'.

    "Pompom vs. pompon (vs. pom-pom etc.)
    The term for a decorative tuft of material such as wool or ribbon was originally pompon, which came to English from French in the 19th century, but the misheard form pompom has gradually gained ground. Two-word spellings such as pom pom and pom pon have never been standard, though they appear in informal contexts, and hyphenated forms such as pom-pom are likewise nonstandard. There’s no reason for the word to have a hyphen.

  • Lane Argent
    Lane Argent 23 days ago

    Total waste of ten minutes

  • Shari Hamrick
    Shari Hamrick 23 days ago

    beer tabs not for straws., just for ease of manufacturing

  • Ray Roark
    Ray Roark 23 days ago

    "You bought some new clothes, and they came with extra buttons in a bag" Really? What is this, the 1990s? I haven't seen any buttons in a baggy since then

  • Illu minati
    Illu minati 25 days ago

    #13 what the fuck i knew that im an amateur in construction

  • Happylee
    Happylee 25 days ago +1

    *listens too all the "uses" for the small pocket no15.....nupppeeeeee.....DRUGZZZZZ

  • The Homesmen
    The Homesmen 26 days ago

    I love how this narrator states these uses as though they're factual design considerations when engineering these products. It reminds me of the minimalist abstract artist who asks, "Well, what do *you* see in the piece?" And when the viewer says, "Two monkeys fucking a football", the artist goes, "That's exactly what I'd intended all along!". Uh huh. Bullshit.

  • yes no
    yes no 26 days ago

    Extremely shit video like always

  • Albino from Utah
    Albino from Utah 27 days ago

    #12. The edges on coins also is used for the blind, the edges are different on each coin so blind people can tell which coin they are holding. I would know I am blind.

  • Brooklynn McClure
    Brooklynn McClure 27 days ago +12

    I think I payed more attention to the comments then the video...

    • usa480
      usa480 12 days ago

      *than 😊

  • Whooza Whatzit
    Whooza Whatzit 27 days ago

    Bullshit on the ketchup cup and the Chinese takeout box. Also the pom pom on the hat was to protect the sailors from low ceilings. Bullshit on the panty pocket for hygiene products. Bullshit on the video!
    Happy birthday to the ground!!

  • Paul Creel
    Paul Creel 27 days ago +1

    You can't make this stuff up! Oh wait, YES YOU CAN!

  • Amy B
    Amy B 28 days ago

    Most of these explanations are BS!

  • S Anderson
    S Anderson 28 days ago

    Argue about the hole in LA soda can

  • Charlie Wizard
    Charlie Wizard 28 days ago

    Don't Lie We All Knew Atleast 1

  • E Johnson
    E Johnson 28 days ago

    "many people took to shaving the edges off of coins"
    meaning Jews

  • jlcopey2468
    jlcopey2468 28 days ago


  • Tom Larson
    Tom Larson 29 days ago +2

    1:29 Why does he call a measuring tape a "measuring machine"?

  • Aziz Moussa
    Aziz Moussa 29 days ago

    The jean river one was wrong Levi used to make pants out of canvas instead of Renan and had to use riviera to get through the thick material the rivers are just stylish now