Wow! I Didn’t Know That…

  • Plant growers mark their plant labels with pencil because it is one marking that won’t fade in sunlight.
  • In 1977 a new type of ballpoint that uses low-viscosity ink was introduced – the “Rollerball”.
  • An unpainted pencil inserted into the soil of a potted plant can get rid of mealy bugs on plants. 🙂
  • If you’re lucky a ball-point pens will draw a line 4,000 to 7,500 feet long.
  • A pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write about 45,000 words.
  • The Ancient Egyptians used no punctuation (like full stops, commas or question marks) and they didn’t put any spaces between their words. Canyouimaginethatitwouldbeanightmaretryingtoreadanything!
  • When trying out a new pen, 97 per cent of people write their own name. You’re thinking about that aren’t you.
  • Charles Dickens wrote with a goose-quill pen and blue ink on blue-gray slips of paper measuring 8 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. He wrote a minimum of 2,000 words a day (some days he managed 4,000.)
  • In the book, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is one sentence that is 823 words long. When Vic wrote to his editor inquiring about their opinion of the manuscript, he wrote, “?” They answered, “!”

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