Here are some interesting facts about Pens and Pencils that will surprise you!
- There is no risk of lead poisoning if you stab yourself (or someone else) with a pencil because it contains no lead—just a mixture of clay and graphite. Still, pencil wounds can still lead to infections.
- Got time to kill? The average pencil holds enough graphite to draw a line about 35 miles long or to write roughly 45,000 words.
- The largest pencil in the world is 20 meters high, and can be found in Malaysia.
- Throughout the world, there are 14 billion pencils manufactured every year.
- The word pen comes from the Latin word pinna.
- There are five main types of pens used throughout the world – ballpoint, fountain, soft-tip, rolling-ball and specialty pens.
- The first ballpoint pen was invented in 1938 by a Hungarian journalist named Laszio Biro.
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