25 Interesting Facts About Pencils and Pens

It is said that the power of the pen is greater than the weapon’s power. If this pen is in the hands of a teacher, it works to write the country’s future. If it is in the hands of a student, it creates a new idea. Do you think you know everything there is to know about pen and pencil? Think again! Check out these 23=5 interesting facts about pencil and pen you may have never heard.

FACT#1. Around 2500 pencils can be made from an average tree.
FACT#2. The word “pencil” comes from the Old French word “pincel,” which means “a small color brush.” “pincel” later evolved into the Latin word “penicillus,” meaning “little tail.”
FACT#3. Ballpoint pens were very popular among pilots in World War II because they did not leak at high altitudes.
FACT#4. Biro Company’s ballpoint pen named “BIC Crystal” sells 14 lakh pieces in a day all over the world. It is the best-selling ballpoint pen in the world.
FACT#5. America makes 2 billion pens a year.
FACT#6. John Steinbeck used 60 pencils a day to write his novel.
FACT#7. The world’s longest pencil is 323.51 meters long. It was made by Edward Douglas Miller of the United Kingdom. You have named the record for making the longest pencil in the world Guinness record.
FACT#8. We can write about 45000 words with one pen.
FACT#9. There are mainly five types of pens used worldwide – ballpoint, fountain, soft-tip, rolling ball, and specialty pens.
FACT#10. The great scientist Thomas Edison always kept a pencil in his pocket to write down his thoughts.
FACT#11. Every year the whole world makes 14 billion pencils.
FACT#12. 125 wallpapers are bought every second in the world
FACT#13. 95% of people write their name as the first word after buying a new pen
FACT#14. 100 people die every year due to swallowing a pen cap
Did you know that a single pen can draw a line 4,000 to 7,500 feet long?
FACT#15. A special “space pen” is used in space, which can write on water as well, and it can also write in zero gravity.
FACT#16. Ballpen is not as suitable for left-handers as it is for right-handers
FACT#17. A pencil can draw a line 35 miles long
FACT#18. The ballpoint pen was invented in 1938, shortly before the start of World War II.
FACT#19. The first batch of ballpoint pens was sold to the public in 1945 in New York. The rush to buy it meant the authorities had to deploy hundreds of police personnel. First, it was purchased on a large scale by the Royal Air Force. Thirty thousand pens were ordered during World War II.
FACT#20. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s most expensive pen is worth 1 million euros. The name of this pen is ‘Montegrappa.’
FACT#21. The Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest pen is in the name of India. It was built in 2015 by Acharya Makunuri Srinivas of Hyderabad. This pen is 18.4 feet tall.
FACT#22. There are 18 types of pencils, and all these pencils are used for different things. The types of pencils are like this – “9H, 8H, 7H, 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B”
FACT#23. If HB is written in the last of the pencil, then H means hard, and B means black. This Means HB pencil is of standard dark color. Similarly, if HH is written on the pencil, it tells that it is more hard. Similarly, 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B pencils are darker.
FACT#24. Only the graphite seen in black color in pencil decides how its coding will be. The deeper it is black, its blackness will increase. It is denoted by 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B. That is, 8B will be darker than 2B.
FACT#25. Actually, the main reason for holes in the lid of the pen is that some people put the pen along with the lid in their mouth and start chewing, especially children do this. In such a situation, if it accidentally goes into the mouth, then due to lack of holes, air will not pass in it, which can prove fatal and fatal. For this reason, manufacturers started making a hole in its lid, so that if a child or an adult accidentally swallows it, the risk of death can be reduced to some extent. However, in some pens, this hole is on both the bottom of the pen and the cap.

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