The Remarkable History Of The Humble Pencil

Someone at NPR has stumbled upon my favourite Wikipedia page: The Pencil. Believe it or not, it’s full of geopolitics, historical significance, hilarious facts, and so many famous names-cum-art-brands that it reads like fan fiction.

The classroom writing implement has roots in exploding stars, the French Revolution, the British crown jewels and Walden Pond.

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