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How old is a pencil?

The oldest known pencil in existence is from the 17th century (1600's) and was found on a roof in Germany. It is now part of the private collection of pencil manufacturer Fabe (MORE)

Why are pencils called lead pencils instead of graphite pencils?

People call it a "lead pencil" because in the past (around 1500), when the graphite deposit was first discovered in England, people thought it was lead or plumbago (Latin for (MORE)

Why are pencils number 2 pencils?

The number refers to the "hardness" of the pencil's lead.   A little more in depth.The number two refers to the hardness of the graphite core and thus the darkness of the l (MORE)

What is a map pencil?

Map pencils refer to colored pencils that are made out of wood. They are called map pencils because of their use in the classroom. Colored pencils can be purchased at nearly (MORE)

What can you do with a pencil?

 You can sketch up any thing you feel like    You can breack it in half an sharpen both halves and make two penciles    you can stab somthing    you ca (MORE)

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What is a pencil?

An instrument that is used for writing or to draw lines with. It is a long, narrow object, made of wood with a graphite core. In addition, also you can sharpen it when the gra (MORE)

Is a pencil a mineral?

The pencil itself is not a mineral, but the so called "lead" inside is actually graphite.
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Why is a pencil called a pencil?

The word pencil comes from the Latin word pencillus which means "little tail." Before the pencil, was a quill pen, which is a tail of a quill.
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What is in a pencil?

A pencil contains a substance that is called 'lead' but is made up of graphite and clay. It is encased in wood, usually cedar, but can also be made of paper, recycled wood fib (MORE)

Is a pencil scarce?

No, but there are several factors that may make it so over the next decade. 1. Graphite which is mixed with clay and fired to make the pencil lead is in great demand for lit (MORE)