Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Ever Wondered What These Loops Are For On Shopping Carts?

Going to the grocery store is something that most of us do at least once a week, and normally, we don't think much of it. Sure, sometimes it can get a little bit stressful, balancing bags on top of bags, making sure the eggs and bread are at the top, and racing people to the checkout lines in a crowd. But what if we told you there was one hidden secret about the grocery store that could potentially make your life easier -- and what if it was all centered around your shopping cart?

You're probably racking your brain right now, trying to conjure up a mental image of a shopping cart and attempting to guess what sort of secret it could possibly hold. We won't spoil it, but just know that after you're finished reading this post, you're going to treat your shopping bags a whole lot differently than you have in the past -- and you might feel a little dumb for not realizing this trick sooner.

Check this out: Just another standard shopping cart, right?

You've been shopping at the grocery store a million times, and nothing about seeing a shopping cart is particularly shocking. But little do you know: Each of them holds an amazing secret.

Check this out: Just another standard shopping cart, right?

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You've never noticed before, but they're definitely there.

See those loops that stick out the top of the back of the child's seat? Those aren't just there for no reason.

You've never noticed before, but they're definitely there.

Can you guess what they're for?

Admittedly, it took us a few tries to figure out why you would possibly need loops like this on the back of the seat.

Can you guess what they're for?

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At first, we thought it might be a way to secure the child or his booster seat into the cart seat.

However, that's not what they're for (although the idea isn't totally bananas).

Are you ready for us to tell you?

Admit it, you're just dying to know the truth of this, one of the universe's best kept secrets.

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