Have you ever wondered how they get the lead into the pencil? Wonder no more, as the video below shows the process for how pencils are made.

Those of a certain generation may find this oddly soothing, as it certainly brings to mind this bit of classic television:

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David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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