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What Ever Happened to the Other Numbers Besides #2 Pencils?

Have you ever wondered why everybody uses #2 pencils? Here’s a humorous look at the subject.

Of course, the reality is that the numbers have to do with the hardness and blackness of the pencil, rather than whether it’s a hammer or not, but it’s a fun image.

The Other Numbers (full-size)

The Other Numbers (T-Shirt)

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/8/10

Comments (2)

  1. Hatryst

    #1 and #11 are quite similar :)

  2. Street

    I see the Force is strong with #12

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