Stephen Fry Shares Little-Known Car Hack And Sends Twitter Into Meltdown

Stephen Fry spotted something pretty interesting about his car and took to Twitter to share the tip, and soon people were overwhelmed by the information

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Stephen Fry shared something pretty interesting about your car’s fuel gauge

British comedy legend Stephen Fry has sent Twitter into a meltdown by sharing a little-known car hack knowledge of which is invaluable.

The former host of QI is known for sharing things that are pretty interesting, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he knows things that others don’t.

But he recently discovered a feature in his car – if you look closely at the fuel gauge, there’s a little arrow that lets you know which side of the car your gas cap is on.

The Lord Melchett actor shared a picture of the display on his car’s dashboard and indeed there is a small white arrow pointing left indicating he should drive to the right of the pumps.

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Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Well let me simmer in prune juice and call me Daisy. What I didn’t know until now is that you can tell which side of a car the gas cap is on by having a little arrow next to the pump icon.

“64 years on the planet shrouded in ignorance. My life has changed forever.”

The original post was shared over 500 times in just a few hours and Mr Fry was soon inundated with comments.

One user said: “I’ve only learned that in the last few years, too. Although I’m still confused – does the arrow mean your car has to be to the left of the pump or your gas cap has to be on the left – as I drive into the gas station I forget and panic?”

Then another wrote: “I wonder if it’s the same with electric cars? However, I have never driven an electric car. Come to think of it, I’d be disappointed if there wasn’t a tiny lightning bolt or something in place of the fuel pump icon.”

And a third added: “It’s so funny that even on a car I’ve driven for several years my brain just forgets where the cap is and I resort to this method on a weekly basis.”

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In the meantime, TikTok can always be counted on to teach us a range of lifehacks and lessons we never knew we needed – from reviving wilted veggies to fixing broken zippers at home in under 60 seconds .

And now it’s taught us something about our car that we were pretty much ignorant of for years.

A man named Justin posting under the username @milltj01, created a video to share a discovery he made about his car’s gas cap.

He captioned his post: “How could I not know that?”

In the clip, he shows himself removing the gas cap from his car as if filling up with gas.

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