10 Things Whose Purpose We Could Never Have Guessed

There’s a multitude of things that we see all around us on a daily basis, yet we don’t know what these things are really for.

We at Bright Side are curious people by nature, so we decided to uncover the secrets of some of them — and we’re happy to share what we discovered with you!

10. The hanging loop on the back of your shirt

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There are three plausible explanations for this. The first one is the most obvious — it’s for hanging up your shirt. The second explanation comes down to us from the era of removable shirt collars and handkerchiefs: it may have been intended to somehow help fasten a tie. The third idea is the most romantic. A student at an American university is said to have removed the loop from his shirt when he started dating a girl, to show that he was taken. For her part, his girlfriend started to wear a scarf with the emblem of his university on it.

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