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Carbon Dating

In the 1700s the first graphite deposit was uncovered in the North of England. This lead (if you will pardon the pun) to the creation of the first pencil.

You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be led.
Stan Laurel

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Legal Aid

At the beginning of the 20th Century a judge requested that a margin was drawn down the left side of his notepaper. This was incorporated when the modern notepad was invented and it has now become the original legal pad. I suppose the margin made sentences shorter.

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Chinese Whispers

Paper is thought to have been invented by a Chinese man named Tsai Lun around AD100.

300 million tons of paper are produced in this world every year, new and recycled.

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Staple Diet

Before it became known as the stapler, this multi-talented device was called the Hotchkiss after the company E.H. Hotchkiss who manufactured them (but did not invent them) in large quantities.

Not confined to the office version the stapler has many other uses. The industrial stapler is used for more heavy duty tasks such as putting up fences. While the medical version is used in surgery instead of stitches.

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Paper Trivia

A single Pine tree can make about 80,000 sheets of paper, all recycleable!.

To encircle the Earth you would need 507 million Post It notes, and a lot of patience. And a boat!

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Pharoe’s Fountain Pen

The Ancient Egyptians had their own version of a  fountain pen. It was a piece of bamboo sharpened at one end and filled with a liquid which acted like ink.  Mainly used by the scribes which tended to be a male profession. No Mummies allowed.

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Pen lids cause on average a 100 deaths a year

How many times have you been told off by a teacher or employee for chewing on a pen-lid? Here’s why! To help people breathe, many pen manufacturers now put holes in the pen lids to help prevent choking.

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The 8 Million Dollar Pen

A pen adorned with 945 black diamonds and 123 rubies was sold in 2010 at auction in Shanghai for $8million. It was named the ‘Fulgor Nocturnus’ and it’s creator was  Tibaldi. I would love to know if the owner actually used it or kept it in a vault!

Our pens are not that expensive!

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85% of highlighters are yellow

Yellow highlighters are the peoples favourite, well 85% of the people.
Yellow is great for people who are colour blind. As a mid range spectrum colour it is the most visible to all, so deserves its 85% market share.

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Who Invented Erasers

Joseph Priestly is credited with the invention of the eraser. He was previously best known for discovering Oxygen (sharp intake of breath!) and inventing carbonated water. Cheers Joe.

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Who Invented Erasers

Joseph Priestly is credited with the invention of the eraser. He was previously best known for discovering Oxygen (sharp intake of breath!) and inventing carbonated water. Cheers Joe.

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