There are many everyday objects that have features that were once indispensable. But now they are nowhere to be found, or at least no one knows their purpose, only to be remembered with love in random internet articles like these. Buckle up as we take a trip down the memory lane!
1. THE TINY POCKET ON YOUR JEANS
It is known by many names, frontier pocket, condom pocket, coin pocket, match pocket, and ticket pocket. Mostly people think that it is meant to keep coins from jumping around in the larger pocket, but Levi’s says that they were actually created to provide extra protection for those vintage pocket watches!
2. THE HOLE IN YOUR POT HANDLE
While you think that the hole at the end of your pots or pans is made to help in hanging them on the walls, they were actually used to hold a spoon in place over the pot itself and save the mess you make on the stovetop.
3. THE LOOP ON THE BACK OF YOUR SHIRTS
Very few shirts now have this feature, and even if they do, many few people know its purpose. There is a small fabric loop below the collar on the back of many men’s dress shirts. This was actually a convenient way to hang up your shirt without making it all wrinkly in case a hanger is unavailable.
4. THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT
In early days of automobiles, many cars had open tops meaning the driver was exposed to the elements. So to keep the hands warm in the face of chilling cold, they needed to wear gloves. And wearing gloves meant they also needed a place to store them, thus leading to the advent of the glove compartment. But now it is only used to keep the car’s registration copy, some dirty napkins, and your favorite music albums.
5. THE HOLES ON YOUR CONVERSE SNEAKERS
Other than serving as a “fashion statement,” the main purpose of the extraneous pair of holes is to keep a steady flow of air and help with ventilation. It also can be used to a little extra lacing flair!
6. THE LOOP ON THE SIDE OF CARPENTER JEANS
The all famous carpenter jeans from the late 1990s or early 2000s came with a denim loop on one side. Although the loops were just a fashion feature, they were a relic of the original carpenter jeans which used to have many pockets and loops to hold tools on the job.
7. THE DRAWER UNDER YOUR OVEN
Many people use it to store cookie sheets, cupcake pans, and bowls, etc. but if you like to store your freshly cooked delights in it, then you are doing it wrong! The manufacturer strongly advises against storing cooked food beneath the over, since there is no temperature control, and the bacteria can ruin your food in a hurry!