Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
Despite what the term “pencil lead” would have you believe, lead is not and was never actually used in the writing tips of pencils; the pencil lead might have always been lead free but the paint wasn’t. As a result, school children in the early 20th century could get lead poisoning from excessive chewing of their pencils.