5 Random Office Facts by Jessica Hodges
Paper clips are Resilient!
During World War II, Norwegians (who consider the paper clip a national symbol) wore paper clips to symbolize their resistance to Nazism and to the anti-Semitic doctrine that the Nazi’s espoused
MYTH: Hand sanitizers create drug-resistant super-bacteria.
FACT: If alcohol is the main ingredient, hand sanitizers definitely do not create drug-resistant super-bacteria. There is no scientific proof indicating that bacteria can develop a resistance to alcohol and create a super bug. In fact, hand sanitizers containing alcohol are more likely to kill “even multi-drug resistant pathogens.” So, the next time you find yourself in a germy situation, slather on some hand sanitizer!
Did You Know…
That, unlike regular ball point pens, erasable pens dispense ink that’s made of liquid rubber cement? Erasable ink generally consists of 15 percent to 45 percent (by weight) natural rubber that is dissolved in a series of volatile organic solvents with varying boiling points.
Are so super sticky!
A Post-it Note endured a flight from Las Vegas to Minneapolis on the nose of the plane. It endured speeds of 500 mph and temperatures as low as -56 degree Fahrenheit.
Bette Nesmith Graham, the mother of Michael Nesmith, drummer of The Monkees and founder of MTV, is the original inventor of white out! A secretary, who always wanted to be an artist, Graham would use tempera water based paint to correct her editorial mistakes. Graham used her kitchen as a laboratory to perfect the product, making effective use of her electric blender.