Subject: Why did people used to lick the tip of their pencil before they wrote?
Date: Mon Oct 25 06:36:02 1999
Posted by jim brennan
Grade level: 7-9
School: bokarina primary school
City: sunshine coast State/Province: queensland
Area of science: Science History
Did licking the tip of the pencil make it write more smoothly? Was this
necessary? I've seen it in a lot of old movies. I assume this was
dangerous if pencils were made of lead.
Re: Why did people used to lick the tip of their pencil before they wrote?
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