Hey friends i’m 100% sure that everyone of you is familiar with this ballpoint pens. In 1991, the BIC company presented the world with a new design solution for its pens which remained completely unnoticed by the majority of people: there was now a small hole in the top of the cap of their extremely popular Cristal Pen. Have you ever asked why this small hole is on the cap?
Maybe noone has noticed this change but actually this change plays a huge role of saving lifes to a hundreds of children.
Small children love to taste all kinds of objects which fall into their hands, especially small ones which they can fit whole in their mouths. Adults, on the other hand, love to chew on the cap of a pen when they’re concentrating intensely, or when nervous. A pen cap can very easily get lodged in a person’s windpipe, causing them to choke. In such situations, that little hole in the cap helps a person get enough oxygen whilst the ambulance is on its way. This is really genius.