A few weeks ago I launched a Social Security Number verification tool powered by Verify!®. Since its launch its become a very popular tool. One of the coolest things about having these calculators is finding out all of the new ways people think of to use them. These new and unintended uses are almost always far more interesting than the original pedestrian reasons for which a tool was created.
Take Silly Putty for instance. Silly Putty was originally created as a potential replacement for rubber during World War II. It didn’t work as a replacement for rubber, scientists were unable to think of a use for it, and it sat in a lab for years before a toy store owner began stuffing it in plastic eggs.1
Here are a few ideas:
- Use it to determine whether someone is a U.S. citizen.
- Use it to double-check someone’s year of birth.
- Use it to determine approximately when someone became a U.S. citizen.2
- Use it to determine whether someone is potentially Medicare eligible.3
What other uses can you think of?