20 Completely Pointless Things That We All Do Without Realizing Why

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15. Continuing to suck the straw when the cup’s empty

You’ve already drained every last drop from your drink, a fact you know only too well. But maybe, just maybe, if you carry on sucking through that straw, you might be able to dredge up a tiny particle of liquid from some unknown corner of your cup. You never know, right?

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14. Constantly checking your wallet is still in your pocket, even though you can feel it

If you’re one of those people who keeps their wallet in their rear pocket, then this one is particularly ridiculous. After all, do it enough and you’re just going to look like you have a fondness for touching your own butt. Indeed, it’s probably best just to assume that nobody’s pick-pocketed you, if you can still feel it anyway.

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