Here are a few quirky facts about both.
|A typical pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write about 45,000 words.||Most ballpoint pens will draw a line 4,000 to 7,500 feet long.|
|Pencils have been painted yellow ever since the 1890s and today 75% of the pencils sold in the United States are painted yellow.||The porous-point pen was introduced in 1963.|
|Plant growers mark their plant labels with pencil because it is one marking that won't fade in sunlight.||The rollerball was introduced in 1977. It is a type of ballpoint that uses low-viscosity ink.|