Today, let’s write! What is your preferred writing utensil: pen or pencil? Personalized pens can become annoying if you make a mistake, but pencils always need sharpened. Today is National Pencil Day, so let’s give the pencil a turn!
Did you know…
- Graphite was discovered around 1500, becoming the core of the common pencil
- The center of the pencil is still referred to as “lead”, even though it is actually graphite
- The delicate graphite sticks were originally wrapped in string or sheepskin
- Around 1565 they started to be encased in wood