Have you ever wondered what the secret is behind things you use every day? What are the unique features they may have that go unnoticed in their normal use? Or that “I never thought it could be used this way too” exclamation? Well, get ready to have it now as you’re about to know many of the useful hidden features in things you’ve used all your life, but never realized they could be used in this way too. For example, did you have even the slightest idea that milk acts as a good agent to remove blood stains? Yes! Blood stains come out when soaked in milk. Or that all the satellites face the same direction? This can come handy in case you’re lost in a big city. Here’s one you’ll be more amazed about- remember the armrest on the aisle seat in the airplanes which never seems to come off? Well, it does. There's a button beneath the armrest that facilitates the same. Didn't know this, right? Well, read on to find 25 more of such features on everyday things that you didn't know existed.
22 You can prevent ads from running while playing games on the mobile by putting it in aeroplane mode.
21 Those large paper clips don't just hold paper. They work great as Collar Stays too!
20 In The States, The odd numbered highways go north to south and even numbered ones go east to west.
19 The prongs on your car’s headrest are actually a safety feature. They can be used to break the window in case of an emergency!
18 In The States, even if you don't have balance/minutes on your phone plan, you can still call 911.
17 In case your computer doesn't have a working WiFi receiver, no worries. You can use the one in your phone. Just plug it through USB to your computer, connect in to WiFi, and enable a feature called USB tethering.
16 In Case you have a broken light bulb stuck in a socket and can't get it out, turn the power off, cut a potato in half and shove it over the bulb. Then rotate it normally and remove the bulb.
15 The metal notch present at the end of a measuring tape fits into the nailheads’ rut. This is present so as the enable you to pound in a nail and make the measurements yourself.
14 The end of the Bobby pins can come handy in removing blackheads.
13 Many ceiling fans have a mode called winter mode, where the blades start spinning backwards slowly. This causes the warm air trapped at the ceiling to flow in the whole room and thus make it warm.
12 In most cars, there is a tiny arrow near the gas gauge which points either left or right. That indicates the side your gas tank is present in.
11 Vaseline can come handy in removing scuffs from footwear.
10 You can remove bugs from the cars’ windshields by using moist fabric softener sheets.
9 When your car’s bulb in about to go out, the turn signal light starts blinking rapidly to act as an indicator of the same.
8 Almost all the satellite dishes face the same direction. You can use this for navigation the next time you're lost.
7 Want to attach the staples outwards instead of inwards so that it's easy to remove them in future? It's possible. Just flip the metal square on your steppler.
6 Newer car models have a clip to hang the gas cap when your car’s being filled. This certainly makes you look classy.
5 Want to send someone money? Use Walmart instead of Western Union. It's cheaper and the recipient can collect the money within 10 minutes from any Walmart store.
4 Toothpaste works great for removing scratches from disks.
3 Got blood stains on something? Soak it in blood to remove those.
2 Tortillas can be easily warmed by putting them over the toaster rails.
1 Olive oil can help you get rid of the fleas on your dog. Just rub it on, let it stay for some hours, and then wash it.