TODAY | November 01, 2013
>>> we're back on this try day friday. have you ever wondered why pots have a hole in their handle or why juice boxes have such thick tabs on their side?
>> you may be surprised to learn how many everyday products you're using incorrectly.
>> hi, sweetie, nice to meet you.
>> we're very excited.
>> we have no idea what you're talking about, so what are you talking about?
>> everyday objects have all kinds of uses that will make them easier or just sort of more fun. we're going to start here with tin foil , sarin wrap, anything that comies on a roll. you take one sheet of something and it will fall everywhere. but it turns out there there's a little hidden tab on either side that you just poke in. it is the easiest thing in the world.
>> do you see that?
>> that controls it. it can't go anywhere.
>> exactly, exactly.
>> all these years.
>> you can just pull it out.
>> it's not going anywhere.
>> this is an important one. you give your kids apple sauce in their lunch box . you forgot a spoon. what should they do?
>> you can use the little foil on the top to make your own spoon.
>> stop it.
>> look, look, look.
>> how adorable.
>> so what do you do?
>> you want to have the little nubby part forward. then you just twist it. twist, twist, twist.
>> that's the strong part right there.
>> you have a little spoon. it also works if you happen to like apple sauce and on a bus ride, it's perfect.
>> the chinese food containers.
>> this is my personal favorite. if you want to add a little touch of flat ware. turns out that all you need to do is sun hook this little part on the side here. and it will unfold into --
>> a plate.
>> a plate, right here.
>> you know what, i like it. great.
>> and it's going to fold back up again at the end.
>> not for you right now it's not.
>> i know, i know, this is terrible.
>> okay, now here's something. whenever i have tick tacks, you say to someone, would you like one, and like seven comes out.
>> or zero. all you have to do is tip it and it's going to fall into that little hole right there. but you got to do it gently. there's a nice little tap.
>> look how --
>> but they have that there for you. we didn't know that's what it's there for.
>> the exact size and shape of a tic tac .
>> when you see these pots -- i thought this was here to hang them up if you needed to hang them up. what's it for?
>> it actually turns out, it's to hold your spoon. when you're making a sauce, you don't want to leave the spoon in the pot, your don't want to put it on your counter because it was all messy.
>> was that the original use for that?
>> sadly, i do not know the answers.
>> juice boxes. the two flaps on the side.
>> this is brilliant. this is to keep the juice from squirting everywhere. you can drink it just like that.
>> all right, here we have the straw and can combo. if you just put a straw in here, the carbonation is going to keep it from staying in place. all you have to do is turn it around.
>> oh, my gosh.
>> you will never mess up your lipstick again.
>> the last couple.
>> this one is to keep extension cords from getting all tangled and gettingen done. super easy. all you have to do is tie a nice little knot. then voila, right there.
>> yeah, so, it doesn't tangle.
>> when you step on it, it's not going to come undone. when you're vacuuming. this is for storing organic peanut butter . you know how the oil always rises to the top. it's yucky. you don't want a sand like that. if you store it upside down, it's going to be absolutely beautiful.
>> you're a genius. you are