40+ Ideas That May Improve People's Life

For many years, humans have invented things that make our lives easier in every way. There are many objects that we use on a daily basis but never notice their true purpose. You might have tried cleaning your shoes with the brushes of an escalator, though that is not what they are designed for, so here we have some interesting facts for you.

SILICA GEL

You might be wondering why you always get a packet of these things whenever you buy something. Some people have even used them like meditation balls, pressing them in their hands to relax. This gel is known as a desiccant, and its purpose is to absorb moisture from its immediate surroundings. These small packages are filled with these tiny gel beads that can absorb wetness around them up to 50%, so they help preserve everything that can be damaged by moisture.

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Image credits: ShowStopper VIP

It can come with electronics as it prevents condensation. So, you can actually encounter this handy-dandy packet in any items that might be ruined because of humidity. Luckily, it’s a harmless substance. Silica is silicon dioxide, which is found in quartz. You can even reuse them if they have absorbed a bunch of moisture. You just need to heat them up to 300ºF (150ºC).

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