IAS Interview Question Part 7

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Q. (1) Why are these empty spaces in medical tablets?

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  • We have been medicines without paying heed to those empty spaces in a medicine pack.

  • The spaces are attached to the tablets. This is done to prevent tablets from getting mixed up reducing chances of a chemical reaction.

  • They also help to keep the medicines from breakage and spilling during transportation, aiding in tamper resistance.

  • For packets consisting of only one pill, this empty space is also maintained to increase the print area.

  • To keep up the standard size of the packing boxes, the company adds these extra spaces to avoid the extra cost.

Q. (2) Why is this design between double edge razor blades?

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  • This is the matter of 1901 when the Gillette Company first launched the blade.

  • Gillette also made a razor with blades, the blade was used by two bolts in that razor, this patent was only with Gillette.

  • The main reason is that the blade is very thin, if this design is not in between then it will not even have the flexibility and that blade will break easily.

  • The purpose of these double edge razor blades was to reduce the level of skill needed for injury-free shaving, thereby reducing the reliance on professional barbers

Q. (3) Why the little sticky label on fruits?

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  • You can identify the fruits of the chemicals from the strikers on the fruit.

  • The sticker on fruit edible and FDA approved.

  • If 4 digit number code written on the label, and code starts with No. 3 or 4, that fruit is made of chemical, although the washing of these chemical separates.

  • If the sticker has 5 digit code written on it and starts with No. 9, those fruits are biological and naturally grown.

  • If the sticker has 5 digit code written on it and starts with No. 8, those fruits have been genetically grown.

  • Organic fruits and vegetables are more expensive than chemicals grown fruits and vegetables.

Q. (4) Why LPG cylinders are painted red?

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  • LPG cylinders being inflammable and thus it dangerous so, it is painted red in colour.

  • Scientifically, red colour has the highest wavelength in the visible spectrum which makes it least scattered by air molecules.

  • Red colour has highest wavelength in the visible spectrum so it is visible even from a long distance.

  • Red colour is used for anything which is dangerous or urgent.

Q. (5) What that little pocket in your jeans is really for?

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  • The company named “Levi Strauss” initially introduced small pockets in jeans, now this company is known as Levi’s.

  • You might have noticed that there is a small pocket on the right side of the jeans, in which only 1 or 2 coins can be kept this is pocket is called “Watch Pocket”.

  • The little pocket was designed for the real-life cowboys of the 1800’s, but since this is the 21st century the uses for the little pocket have evolved from its originally intended use.

  • These pockets were made to keep these watches. For this, Levi’s made this small pocket to avoid breaking of watches.

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