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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pencils

This isn’t where pencils come from.


Here are a bunch of cool facts about that miracle of the modern world – the pencil.


My favorite:  “The mechanical pencil was patented in 1822.  The company founded by its British developers prospered until 1941, when the factory was bombed, presumably by pencil-hating Nazis.”

Hat tip to Mr. Austin for the link.

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