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People are mind blown after learning 'hidden feature' on a stapler

Poppy Bilderbeck

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People are mind blown after learning 'hidden feature' on a stapler

People are flocking to social media in shock over a TikToker's stapler revelation.

Prepare to look at your average household stapler with a bit more respect:

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Staplers are tricky beasts to tame. No matter if you insert the staples perfectly, something always seems to go wrong.

You either end up pressing down to find nothing comes out or you somehow end up stapling your own fingers together.

But did you know that there's one feature of a stapler you've likely missed while wrestling with the mechanical device?

Some staplers have a useful feature on them that everyone doesn't know about. Credit: Lucie Lang/ Alamy Stock Photo
Some staplers have a useful feature on them that everyone doesn't know about. Credit: Lucie Lang/ Alamy Stock Photo

They may often be tricky to navigate and infuriating to use, but there's much more to some of them than you first realised when desperately trying to pin multiple sheets of paper together.

It may only be a small bit of plastic and metal, but the meagre stapler actually has a 'hidden feature' which offers a greater range of staple types.

Not only can you use a stapler to pin sheets of paper firmly together in a tight hold, but you can also twizzle round the metal rectangle on the bottom front of your device so the staple comes out in a wider flared hold.

You can twist the metal rectangle around to give a different type of staple. Credit: @kristamarie1982/ TikTok
You can twist the metal rectangle around to give a different type of staple. Credit: @kristamarie1982/ TikTok

The TikTok - shared by Krista Marie - illustrates just how different the two staples look after you make use of the metal rectangle you press onto.

However, despite Marie being 'today years old' when she realised the hack, the TikToker's followers have had mixed responses.

Some claimed to have already known about the feature and were shocked that some didn't know about it.

"Clearly you haven't been bored at your workplace before," one joked.

Another said: "Did y'all not go to school?"

Some users were already aware of the feature. Credit: @kristamarie1982/ TikTok
Some users were already aware of the feature. Credit: @kristamarie1982/ TikTok

However, others were astounded by the trick and flooded to the post in appreciation.

One said: "I did not know this. What?!?"

"I don't think that I'm the only one that after I saw that video I immediately grab a stapler to see if it works," another wrote.

A third commented: "You solved my stapler mystery! I wondered why the one I use at work staples and flares out. Lol."

Some users were really grateful to hear about the hack. Credit: @kristamarie1982/ TikTok
Some users were really grateful to hear about the hack. Credit: @kristamarie1982/ TikTok

Some users who had previously been aware of the feature offered possible explanations for why it's there.

"The first one is for like 'permanent' staples while the second one is for 'temporary' stapling," one said.

While another wrote: "The second one is for when you have to staple thicker amounts of paper together."

Some users offered potential explanations for the two types of staple style. Credit: Mikhail Rudenko / Alamy Stock Photo
Some users offered potential explanations for the two types of staple style. Credit: Mikhail Rudenko / Alamy Stock Photo

Others were so harrowed by their previous use of a stapler that they probably won't be trying out the new feature anytime soon.

"Have[n't] touched a stapler since I stapled my middle fingers," one said.

Someone else echoed: "I stapled my thumbs together trying to fix the stapler."

Featured Image Credit: Kristamaria1982/TikTok

Topics: TikTok, Social Media, Viral

Poppy Bilderbeck
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