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Ever Noticed Those Bumps on The F and J Keys On Your Keyboard? Here’s Why They Exist!

Most users hardly ever notice them but they actually exist for a reason.

Mark Andrew





Before going any further, please do me a little favor – go take a good look at your laptop or desktop computer’s QWERTY keyboard.

See those tiny bumps on the F and K keys? Yes? Okay, great!

Although most keyboards have bumps on those two keys, it can be safely said that most users hardly ever notice them or know the exact reason why they exist in the first place.

Well, we did some digging on the web and found some answers.

The little bumps on the F and J keys are important for effective touch typing.

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On a recent post on the Wimp website, we learn the real purpose behind these little ridges. According to the blog, the two bumps are important for effective touch typing.

“With touch typing, users are trained to rely on muscle memory instead of sight… Muscle memory takes over and users can type without having to look at the keyboard, achieving speeds of 60 words per minute (WPM) or more.

This is where those bumps on the F and J keys come in. They are a tactile indicator for your index fingers to know if your hands are in the right spot. After each word, the hands are meant to return to the central position… using the bumps as a guide.”

With the bumps in place, you can type like a pro without having to look down on the keyboard often.

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So yes, the bumps allow you to feel the keyboard so you can position your left and right index fingers on their correct spots. From these positions, it should be easier for you to navigate the keyboard and locate the other letters.

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Divers Rescue Manta Ray Entangled In Fishing Line

The manta ray looks so grateful, it stayed with the divers even after being free!

Inah Garcia



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are drawn to diving and snorkeling for leisure.

Swimming in the waters offer great possibilities such as encountering schools of fish, seeing colorful corals and for a family having their vacation in the Philippines... rescue a manta ray.

Headley family went on a dive near Ticlao Island and saw an amazing sight: a manta ray! But the gushing feeling turned into a critical concern when they found that animal's body was tied around a long fishing line. It appears like the manta has been tied to that line for quite some time because they saw a large wound measuring about 12 inches on one of the wings.

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A Family Built a Gorgeous $5000 Hobbit House Using Scraps and Eco Friendly Materials

The Dales took after our ancestors and built their own “awe-inspiring” Eco-friendly dream house in a forest.

Kris Evangelista



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The bigger the house and lot, the more expensive it will be. The materials used for building the house can be really pricey, so you have to do a careful research on what to choose. Location is also one of the factors you must consider to avoid high mortgage fees.

It’s important to have a budget for your priorities; it doesn’t have to be very luxurious. In fact, you can explore and be a little creative when checking out houses to buy or rent. Perhaps you can build your own based on your family’s beliefs and goal.

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Here’s What The Sticker Codes On Your Fruits and Veggies Actually Mean

Clue: They’re more than a simple price tag.

Mark Andrew



Ever noticed those little stickers on the fruits and veggies sold at your local grocery? Well, they actually have a bigger function than allow you to pay for the item on the counter.

They’re actually called PLU (or “Price Look Up”) codes and, yes, their main purpose is to make it easier for cashiers to determine the items you’re purchasing and how much they costs.

The casual buyer may not give it much attention but if you look closely enough, you will notice that each of these stickers actually have 4 or 5-digit codes. These codes can tell you a lot about how the produce was grown.

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