I know this is a random blog but I have very little time to finsih this blog though. So enjoy this blog about some pencil facts.
- One theory is that the word pencil comes from the Latin word pencillus, which means “little tail.” Another is that it is derived from the French pincel, meaning “little paintbrush.”
- It is said that the average pencil can draw a line 35 miles long, although this has never been tested.
Faber-Castell’s pencil production approximates 1.8 billion per year.If these pencils were laid end to end it would be possible to encircle the world more than 6 times on the equator line.
The biggest pencil in the world is 20m high and it is located in Malaysia. The pencil was produced by the Faber-Castell Malaysia production site.
- An average size tree will make approximately 300,000 pencils.
- Graphite was discovered in large and pure quantities near Cumbria in the early-mid 1500s. As well as its use in pencils, it was also found to be very useful for marking sheep.
- Other materials used in pencils can vary from charcoal to carbon.
- On average a pencil can be sharpened 17 times and can write approximately 45,000 words.
- Most pencils sold in America today have eraser tips, while those sold in Europe usually have none.
- The first mechanical pencil factory was located in England. It was destroyed in a bombing during WWII.