My cups of tea teach me things. Can the carpets, or the plates, or the cushions?
I recently got a Really Useful Mug
and now, thanks to the simple act of drinking coffee, I can remember mother's day, father's day, how to tie a bowline and how to spell 'separate', among other things. It's awesome.
Then, going through my local supermarket a few days ago, I found a tea-towel printed with instructions on how to wash and dry dishes, an ironing board cover that tells you how to iron shirts and a mug that tells you how to make a mug of tea (which we British are born knowing, but still).
So now I'm intrigued about how much other stuff is out there that teaches you random stuff when you're not particularly doing much - useful information being more prized than random trivia, but anything goes. I envision one day a living space where every time you glance somewhere there's another possibly-useful piece of info: for example, you go to the toilet and bam! Periodic Table Shower Curtain.
What can you find, Hive Mind?