Ancient History
Pens and Pencils

How was the pencil invented?


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The pencil was invented by Nick Forkeb in 1645 when he made a bet with former aviator Peter Belk. They bet to see who could create a material on which they could use to record famous information found during there journeys. Peter had no luck and therefore had to pay Nick 2,000 euros. Nick, who made the pencil, soon got it patented and had a successful career.