Feb 6, 2008

Bet You Didn't Know This

Did you know that you can change the size of your staples? I know! How important is this?! And people are going around using their staplers not knowing this information! (I'm assuming most of you don't know....and if you already did know, then just lie so I won't feel stupid, k?)

I have been on this earth for 35 years, and I just learned this today. See the little metal plate that looks like it has a smiley face on it:

Well, there's a reason it has that smiley face. You can actually turn that plate around and have it face the other way:

Which, in turn, will make your staples larger/wider or smaller/narrow, depending on which way the plate was already facing.

You can thank my daughter for your newfound stapler enlightment. She figured it out in a fit of boredom and curiosity one time and decided to share this secret with me today. (there's a reason she's called "The Brilliant Brunette!")

In looking for photos to accompany this post, I discovered that we're not the only ones onto this secret. But I bet YOU heard it HERE first! :)


I have a new contest going on at So a Blonde Walks Into a Review. My celebrity-lovin' self had a blast with this one. Head on over and enter!

And don't be surprised if you get a surprise when you visit here soon. I'm just sayin'. :)


Pamela said...

I can't believe I've lived this long without that info.
Wait... maybe I'm older than staples. bwaa ha ha ha

ablondeblogger said...

LOL! You're not the only one, obviously! I should've asked my grandma if she knew about it when I saw her yesterday. I bet she doesn't! (and she's 87)