6 reasons why everyday objects are shaped the way they are

Have you ever wondered why a particular thing or item is made in a particular shape? Or why the shapes of these things hardly ever change? Here are explanations behind the shapes used for common things that we never knew.

Do you know any other interesting facts about the shapes of everyday things? Did any of these facts above surprise you?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Peter Marchese
Before the wae some more advanced countries like Germany had square telivision tubes
Mar 12, 2021 12:55AM
Matthew McKechnie
Here in the UK not all coins are round
Mar 4, 2021 5:26PM
Josie Moriarty
In the 40ties I think. They were the first t.vs.Conrado De Leon,
Mar 1, 2021 8:22PM
calvinbiggers associates
The comments are, at times, more enlightening and entertaining than the questions...whether correctly stated or long as the exchange remains civil. :)
Mar 1, 2021 6:56PM
L Lh Adams
Conrado De Leon, I remember when a TV was a large cabinet with a small,round tube in the middle. I am,however,old.
Mar 1, 2021 3:21PM
Conrado De Leon
I beg your pardon... When were TV set s ROUND? And coins are round by the same reason water pipes are cylindrical. That shape allows ther maximum wueight in the least space.
Mar 1, 2021 11:52AM
Very interesting - I liked the cartoon characters the most and will be watching for triangles wherever I go now, lol. I looked up the football and found that both rugby and football used pig bladders so I guess it's which came first the chicken or the egg
Mar 1, 2021 10:49AM
Geoff Joyce
jfserrano, Similar shape but very different in size, rugby ball is rounder at the ends and quite a bit larger.
Mar 1, 2021 3:07AM
Jim Mascair
I like the triangular villain. I never noticed it before, but our evolutionary genes probably identify it and alert us to the danger.
Mar 1, 2021 12:09AM
I doubt the football explanation is right. I believe the ball shape comes from the rugby ball shape. American football is the american version of rugby
Feb 28, 2021 9:39PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
I am proud of my Ancestors for making the Coins Round 💱👌
Feb 28, 2021 8:11PM
Julie Domaille
I never thought about the roundness of coins before, figured it is just easy shape for pockets purses etc
Feb 28, 2021 7:30PM
Yes that kind of information is fun and interesting. I knew about the tv part, my mother worked at RCA
Feb 28, 2021 5:51PM
Leticia Olsen
😂No wonder television was called Box. It was in the box before. Better watch out the shapes of the human faces.🥺
Feb 28, 2021 4:54PM
Diane Smith
And manhole covers are round so they can’t accidentally fall into the hole.
Feb 28, 2021 4:48PM

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