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9 Strange Facts About The #2 Pencil

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9 Strange Facts About The #2 Pencil
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What Makes #2 Pencils So Special? You`d never believe how intricate an unassumingly ordinary pencil is.
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Hits: 40283 | Favorites: 8 | Emailed: 3 | Rating: 2.6 | Category: Misc. | Date: 06/02/2010
 
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cahalla
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 967 Posts
Sunday, June 6, 2010 6:02:30 PM
Ummm... well that...was..... uh.

mamba
Male, 18-29, Europe
 618 Posts
Saturday, June 5, 2010 6:05:33 AM
also it said blame shoddy chemists for calling it a form of lead, its quite sensible since they thought carbon couldnt conduct electricity like other non metals and they didnt have any better equipment to find out what it was

mamba
Male, 18-29, Europe
 618 Posts
Saturday, June 5, 2010 6:00:03 AM
i prefer the English name HB, it allows much more opportunity for innuendo. (it stands for "Hard and Black")

coolthing97
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1047 Posts
Thursday, June 3, 2010 7:21:48 PM
...This wasn't very strange, I already knew most of them. Or maybe I`m just weird that way. Well some of them were just kind of obvious, like the reason we use #2 pencils on scantrons.

Stelly
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 321 Posts
Thursday, June 3, 2010 5:07:01 PM
well, thanks IAB for introducing me to a new site. Now my un-boredness can last longer :) And through many "more from mental_floss" pages I have now learned AC/DC's hells bells has been used as torture...

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