Interesting Facts About Pencils

Thursday, July 31, 2008



  • A pencil will write in zero gravity, upside down, and under water!

  • More than 14 billion pencils are produced in the world every year - enough to circle the globe 62 times.

  • One pencil will draw a line 70 miles long.

  • Pencils don't really contain lead.That gray matter is graphite and clay.

  • Two billion pencils are made in the United States each year.

  • The pencil was invented more than 400 years ago, in 1565.

  • Famous novelists Ernest Hemingway and JohnSteinbeck used pencils to write their books.

  • Pencils didn't have erasers on them until 100 years ago because teachers felt they would encourage children to make mistakes.

  • It would cost $50 in labor and materials for a person to make a 10-cent pencil.

  • One million pencils are used annually on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • The average pencil can be sharpened 17 times, write 45,000 words or draw a line 35 miles long.

  • A good-size tree will make about 300,000 pencils.

  • In 1908 A.C. Steward developed a press that could imprint round pencils.

  • Seeing a pencil in your dream indicates that you are making a temporary impact in a situation. It may also suggest that a relationship may not last long.

  • Dreaming that you are sharpening a pencil, suggests that you need to be more flexible in your way of thinking.

  • More than 2 billion pencils are used in the United States every year, and most of them have erasers! However, most pencils sold in Europe do not have erasers!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pencils can write under water, but on what? I dont think the paper will still work under water. Also, you state in one part that they can draw a line 70 miles long, and in another that they can draw a line 35 miles long.

Anonymous said...

At other commenter, It says what it says. Oh well. You might think it wrong others might think it right.

Anonymous said...

Really interesting! Helped me a lot on my work.

Anonymous said...

Really interesting! Helped me a lot with my work.

Anonymous said...

This really helped me with my work, except for when it said 35 miles for one and 70 for another. Plus, what would the pencil write on under water :s? Oh, well. It helped me, anyway, and that's what mattered.

Anonymous said...

Why does it say in one prat a pencil can draw a 70 mile long line, than in another part it can draw a 35 mile long line.

Anonymous said...

Same things above. But still, it helped a lot. Nice job, considering how people don't usually care about pencils.👍

Anonymous said...

Same things above. But still, it helped a lot. Nice job, considering how people don't usually care about pencils.👍

Anonymous said...

I really like this website but I need more then just facts like a good 3 sentences on pencils

Lolipop said...

You talk to much.

Anonymous said...

helped

#Fail said...

Whoever wrote this just got random facts of the internet and copied them onto a blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanx it helped me - any more facts 100% true?

Martine Salazar said...

Thx you guys Soo much your really helping me on my writing speech :-)

Anonymous said...

give me the butter pencils it helped very much lot fun

Anonymous said...

I am doing a speech about pencils and they can draw a line 35 miles long, not 70. Other than that this website was really helpful.

Anonymous said...

Good job even though I saw you make it

Maddyy said...

Hi. I am in fifth grade. I am doing a presentation on pencils and this really helped me with the fun facts slide. I think that these facts are fun, interesting, and cool. Thanks for the facts!!!

Monis Rasool said...

Pencil Lead is made up of Graphite. Frenchman, Nicolas-Jacques Conte has evolved a procedure to make the pencil leads.
http://www.edupil.com/question/following-used-pencils/

Monis Rasool said...

Pencil Lead is made up of Graphite. Frenchman, Nicolas-Jacques Conte has evolved a procedure to make the pencil leads.
http://www.edupil.com/question/following-used-pencils/

Anonymous said...

So helpful! Not!

Unknown said...

it means a really good pencil can draw up to 70 miles but the average pencil can draw 35 miles-duh!😒