Facts about stationery items

Facts about stationery items

Basic stationery items like a pen might just be an instrument essential for you to write with but a lot of us are really picky about the type of pen and the color of its ink. Be it a pen or paper, stationery supplies have definitely made our lives so much easier and comfortable. Here are a few interesting facts that you probably never knew about the supplies that you use daily:

  1. You can write underwater with pencils!
  2. The first stapler ever made was for King Louis XV and back then, staplers were known as “Hotch Kiss”.
  3. The man who discovered oxygen is also the man who discovered erasers – Joseph Priestley.
  4. More than 300 million tons of paper are produced throughout the world every year.
  5. The blue portion of the erasers is not meant to erase pen marks – which is why they never work!
  6. An average ballpoint pen has enough ink in itself to draw a line 3 km long.
  7. 80,000 sheets of paper can be made from one single pine tree.
  8. Inspiration was taken from the lipstick to invent a glue stick.
  9. The hardcore of a pencil is called a ‘lead’ but it is not actually made up of lead. It is a mixture of two elements – clay and graphite!.
  10. Paper cannot be recycled forever. They can in fact be recycled only four to six times and not more than that.
  11. An average pencil can create a line about 56 km long.
  12. Yellow highlighters comprise of the most sold item. They account for about 85% of a company’s sales.
  13. Post-it notes were developed by accident. A superglue is gone wrong lead to the development of sticky adhesive notes, today known as post-it notes!
  14. Before the invention or erasers, stale bread was used.
  15. The average typist’s fingers travel a distance of 20.2 km per day!

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