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That Diamond Patch on Your Backpack Has a Very Cool Secret Purpose

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Jan 24, 2017

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Like knowing what the metal bit keeping your shoelaces from unraveling is called (aglet!) or the real purpose of that drawer under your oven (warming plates!), it is always pleasant to find out that there is still some mystery surrounding the most mundane objects in our lives. Just last week we learned what the tiny fifth pockets on our jeans are for: preventing old-time-y cowboys’ watches from breaking (even if the modern buckaroo would be more likely to store his vape pen there…).

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