Facts about stationery itemsabhishekgarg141
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:
- You can write underwater with pencils!
- The first stapler ever made was for King Louis XV and back then, staplers were known as “Hotch Kiss”.
- The man who discovered oxygen is also the man who discovered erasers – Joseph Priestley.
- More than 300 million tons of paper are produced throughout the world every year.
- The blue portion of the erasers is not meant to erase pen marks – which is why they never work!
- An average ballpoint pen has enough ink in itself to draw a line 3 km long.
- 80,000 sheets of paper can be made from one single pine tree.
- Inspiration was taken from the lipstick to invent a glue stick.
- 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!.
- Paper cannot be recycled forever. They can in fact be recycled only four to six times and not more than that.
- An average pencil can create a line about 56 km long.
- Yellow highlighters comprise of the most sold item. They account for about 85% of a company’s sales.
- 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!
- Before the invention or erasers, stale bread was used.
- The average typist’s fingers travel a distance of 20.2 km per day!