Pencil, from Old French pincel, a small paintbrush, from Latin penicillus a "little
tail" (see penis—pincellus is Latin from the post-classical ...
Did you know that modern pencils owe it all to a Roman writing instrument called
a stylus? Pencil history is filled with facts like this, and much more...
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May 13, 2015 ... A web series chronicling the history and origins of popular stuff. In this episode of
"The Utterly Amazing Web Series," the history of the common, ...
Jun 24, 2013 ... The Surprising History of the Pencil. What medieval smuggling has to do with the
atomic structure of carbon. By Maria Popova.
1564- This is where the story of the graphite pencil begins. It goes something like
this.... There was a terrible storm in near Borrowdale, England in 1564. As most ...
The writing instrument we know as a lead pencil is completely misnamed, but this
very inaccuracy is a clue to its history. The ancient Romans painted fine ...
Dec 5, 2014 ... Colin Bisset explores how the pencil emerged, and whether it's likely to remain
popular in the digital age.
Why pencils are yellow, why only Americans use #2 pencils, and more interesting
facts about pencils and the history of the pencil you never knew.
A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC and the British ... The
Graphite Pencil was discovered before 1565, when a deposit of graphite was ...
Like most other human artifacts, the common pencil, made and sold today by the
millions, has a long and complex history. Henry Petroski, who combines a talent ...