One hypothesis is that the word pencil originates from the Latin word pencillus, which signifies “little tail.” Another is that it is gotten from the French pincel, signifying “little paintbrush.”
2Before the development of erasers, journalists and craftsmen utilized bread morsels to eradicate botches.
3 Famous visionary creator Henry David Thoreau planned pencils at his dad’s pencil processing plant before withdrawing to Walden.
4 Pencils can write in zero gravity, and were utilized on space missions by American and Russian space travelers.
5They can likewise compose submerged!
6 The primary mechanical pencil processing plant was situated in England. It was obliterated in a shelling amid WWII.
7 Earnest Hemingway and John Steinbeck both utilized pencils to compose their books.
8 Faber-Castell is the world’s biggest pencil producer, and Ray Bradbury even named a character in Fahrenheit 451 after them!
9 Thomas Edison had pencils exceptionally made with the goal that they were thicker than general pencils.
10 It is said that the normal pencil can draw a line 35 miles in length, despite the fact that this has never been tried. Be the first to give it a shot and you could show up on our next Pencil Facts list!