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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18 Comments
Jose Fdo. Serrano
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
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Feb 28, 2021 9:39PM
Steve Littlefield
In chemistry, an Erlenmeyer flask is used for mixing reagents because its conical shape promotes mixing when shaken side-to-side (not up-and-down). This is the reason salad dressing bottles have a modified Erlenmeyer shape to aid in mixing the oily and aqueous components when shaken side-to-side.
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May 12, 2023 5:00PM
Conrado De Leon
Unfortunately sugar cubes are being substituted by paper envelopes with common sugar inside. In college we had a press to make cubes with the graein sugar, but someimes made them with sodium bicarbionate and substituted them at the bar. Customers put the bogus cubes in the coffee saucer and it started bubbling and spilling all over the saucer and table. It was fun.
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Jun 22, 2022 7:58PM
Louella Wilson
Cubes (for sugar) also happens to be the most efficient volume to weight ratio.
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Jan 3, 2022 9:45PM
Peter Marchese
Before the wae some more advanced countries like Germany had square telivision tubes
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Mar 12, 2021 12:55AM
Matthew McKechnie
Here in the UK not all coins are round
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Mar 4, 2021 5:26PM
Josie Moriarty
In the 40ties I think. They were the first t.vs.Conrado De Leon,
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Mar 1, 2021 8:22PM
calvinbiggers associates
The comments are, at times, more enlightening and entertaining than the questions...whether correctly stated or not...so long as the exchange remains civil. :)
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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.
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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.
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Mar 1, 2021 11:52AM
Eve
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
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Mar 1, 2021 10:49AM
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.
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Mar 1, 2021 12:09AM
Ilias Tsiabardas
I am proud of my Ancestors for making the Coins Round 💱👌
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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
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Feb 28, 2021 7:30PM
hugseveryone
Yes that kind of information is fun and interesting. I knew about the tv part, my mother worked at RCA
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Feb 28, 2021 5:51PM

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