Everywhere you look nowadays there are lists and videos of “life hacks” to make everyday living just a little simpler. From kitchen hacks, to traveling hacks, there are solutions for basically everything. But let’s face it people, most hacks are actually ordinary techniques that any one of us would have known about a lot earlier had we taken the time to ask our mothers. (I mean, freezing food in order to keep it tasting fresh is not really a “hack” for most of us).
However, even moms don’t know everything. This list is about to reveal to you some extremely helpful dual uses behind a large number of your daily household gadgets. You may also be surprised to learn about a number of products that were actually created to function in completely different ways than you are probably used to. Between the secret meaning behind those annoying elevator dings and the reason why eating yogurt can save you from having to wash any dishes, each one of these pro tips will leave you open-mouthed in total awe.
If you’re a coffee addict, like me, you may be under the impression that those little holes in packaged ground coffee bags are for people like us who appreciate a good strong whiff of that coffee aroma before we make the decision to purchase the bag (along with 10 others). However, in truth, and I kid you not, the hole is there in order to prevent the bag from exploding. Fun fact, when coffee is roasted it tends to let off carbon dioxide.
Once packages, the carbon dioxide can cause the bag to inflate and explode. Nevertheless, oxygen can cause coffee to turn stale. That’s why some clever genius had to come up with the idea of a tiny hole that will let CO2 out, but won’t let oxygen in. Thanks to whomever it was, now we can all smell our favorite blends at the store.