Celebrated on June 10th

Ball Point Pen Day

+ Ball Point Pen Day

Challenge #1

Can you draw a pen in the shape of the Empire State Building?

Did you know: The average Bic Cristal ballpoint can produce a line of around 2km. That means that one single pen could draw a line over four times longer than the height of the Empire State Building. World’s biggest ballpoint pen: 18 ft 0.53 in and weighing 82.08 lb1.24 oz. On average, a pen can write approximately 45,000 words.

Source: Keetons Office & Art Supply

Challenge #2

Can you draw your name (with a ball point pen)?

Did you know: 95% of the time, when a person receives a new pen, the first word they write is their name. On June 10th of 1943, Hungarian brothers Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro walked into a European patent office to declare ownership of their new writing pen design. From this day on, countless ballpoint pens have been enjoyed by writers around the world, and this date has grown into the holiday National Ballpoint Pen Day to celebrate the achievements of these ingenious brothers.

Source: National Pen Company

Challenge #3

Can you draw an astronaut holding a pen?

Did you know: When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass, and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C. The Russians used a pencil.

Source: Inkblot Editing