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They’re Not Just For School Anymore!

Rochel Burstyn

It’s that time of year again: to take this year’s school supplies list and go shopping! Today we’re checking out the weird and wonderful things some people do with typical school supplies.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

World’s Largest Pencil

Your school supplies list probably calls for about two packets of No. 2 pencils — because that’s the kind accepted for standardized testing. If you’re tired of always buying new pencils perhaps the solution is waiting for you inSt. Louis’sCityMuseum. That’s where the world’s largest pencil is on display — and you’d never need more than one because it’s about the equivalent of 1,900,000 regular pencils! The world’s largest pencil is 76 ft long, weighs 21, 500 lbs, and contains 4,000 lbs ofPennsylvaniagraphite (that really writes!) and a 250-lb eraser (that really erases!). What do you think your teacher would say if you showed up with THAT on your first day of school?

 

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