Maybe you’ll learn something today

How many times have you heard that in your life from a parent or a teacher?

Well, today it’s gonna come true! Because a bunch of people weighed in on an AskReddit question that we think will be of interest to a bunch of you.

AskReddit folks talked about uses and features for products that you might not know about.

1. That’s helpful.

“Baking soda is really good at removing baked on grease and soap scum.”

2. What?!?!

“When you are writing in Microsoft word or Outlook and accidentally leave caps lock on, select the text and press Shift F3.

It will change the text between upper and lower case, and there’s a third option to make the first letter of each word upper case too.

Always seems to blow peoples minds when I tell them.”

3. Be careful with that.

“With many car key remotes, you can make all the windows go down at once by pushing the “unlock” button 3 times.

I learned this the hard way, sat on my keys, all my windows and sunroof openned in the middle of a snowstorm.”

4. Use it!

“GoJo hand cleaner (the white gelatinous goop mechanics use) is a great for removing oily/greasy stains from clothes.

Rub it in with a retired toothbrush before you toss it in the washer. I’ve found it works a little better than dish soap.”

5. A lot of people don’t know this.

“Most ceiling fans have a switch to reverse direction of the blades.

Set to clockwise at low speed in winter for an updraft that redistributes warmed air at the ceiling downward.

Then switch to counter-clockwise at higher speed in summer to create a cooling downdraft.”

6. I had no idea!

“There’s a part at the end of a stapler where you can reverse so the staples bend out instead of in.

It’s a less permanent stapling that is easier to remove by hand.”

7. Take that thing off.

“Oven doors come off.

Just open till the first stop and pull straight up.

I don’t know how many people i’ve seen stretching to clean the back.”

8. Shortcuts.

“YouTube hotkeys

K – toggles pause/play on the video no matter where you last clicked on the page (except the URL bar)

The buttons to either side of it, J and L, skip forward or back by 10 seconds.

The arrow keys skip forward and back by 5 seconds.

The number keys skip you to whichever tenth of the video they correspond to (“0″ to go to the start)

M is mute, and C toggles the captions.”

9. Okay!

“Rubbing alcohol kills bed bugs.

Actually it kills most spiders and bugs, dries fast too so you don’t have to worry about a pet or kid getting sick.”

10. Use it or lose it.

“There are push in tabs on most aluminum foil and plastic wrap boxes to keep the roll from falling out.”

11. You never know…

“If you get kidnapped and stuffed in the trunk of a modern car, there is an emergency trunk release lever to help you escape.”

12. Ahhhh…

“The swtch on your car’s rear view mirror is to toggle between day/night-time driving.

It’s meant to dim the glare of headlights behind you.”

13. The more you know…

“Coffee cup lids have that small hole at the back to avoid you creating a vacumm when you take a sip.

It allows the air to flow and stops you getting a big glug of hot coffee down your front.

I always make sure the hole is open and not melted shut and people are often confused why I do it.”

How about you?

Do you know about some cool, unknown uses for products?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

Thanks in advance!