Monday, June 6, 2022
June 10 is Ball Point Pen Day
Before we had the ball point pen, people used pencils or fountain pens to write.
What is a ball point pen?
"The ball point pen is a writing utensil that uses a small rotating ball which is made of brass, steel or tungsten carbide. This ball disperses the ink to paper as a person writes."
"Gimbels’ Department Store sold ballpoint pens for $12.50 each in 1945. This is the equivalent of about $176 today!"
How many ball point pens does the average US citizen use per year?
How many words can the average ball point pen write before it’s empty?
And even more trivia!
Do you write your outline/query/synopsis/manuscript with a ball point pen? Let us know in the comments!