Monday, July 26, 2010
Remember when I mentioned that the world's largest pencil was hanging in front of an office supply store in Wytheville, Virginia? I was misinformed, and passed along this misinformation to you, the reader, without doing due diligence, fact-checking-wise. This was irresponsible. It falls short of the high standards you have rightfully come to expect. The City Museum in St. Louis has a 76-foot long pencil. It has 4,000 pounds of graphite inside, so this St. Louis pencil would actually work if you could find something to write on. Compared to it, the Wytheville pencil is a laughable piece of crap.