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Pencil Day

It always falls on March 30 every year.

Pencil is indispensable in today's modern digital age. Pencil drawing is both therapeutic and fun. When writing or drawing, you can erase the bug with an eraser or use your fingers to create a shadowy surface or an interesting effect.

A silver or lead bar was used since the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, the use of graphite in bulk occurred when a rich high-quality graphite deposit was discovered in England near Borrowdale. England had a monopoly on the production of pencils because it banned the export of graphite. In other countries, deposits were not as good. At the end of the 18th century, Josef Hardtmuth (Austrian) and Nicolas Jacques Conté (French) independently invented a pencil as we know it today. The graphite was replaced by a mixture of ground graphite with a kiln-fired clay, thus making it possible to produce pencils of varying hardness. In the 19th century there was a large spread of pencils. They were also produced by the Hardtmuth in Vienna at the Koh-i-noor factory. In 1848 his son Carl moved the factory to České Budějovice.

In 1858, Hymen Lipman received the first patent to attach a rubber to the end of the pencil.

Other types of pencils are also produced for special applications. These vary in size, hardness or graphite color. They are designed for special surfaces and the like.

Pencil is a drawing and writing tool. It is written with a stiffness that is embedded in a wooden case or as a replaceable lead. A sharpener is used to sharpen the tip, and the eraser can be erased, which can also be at the end of the pencil.

The aim is to remind you how important a pencil is and how amazing a graphite stick encapsulated in a wood tube can be.

It is said that John Steinbeck used up to 60 pencils a day. When writing his novel East of Paradise, he used more than 300 pencils.

One wooden pencil can write 45,000 words or draw a 56-kilometer line.

Pencil can be written under water, upside down or in zero gravity.

Originally made in yellow, this was to be coupled with reward and honor. People then assumed that the best pencils were yellow.