5 Random Office Facts

Here are some little known office supply facts to help you make it through the work week. Who knows? Maybe you’ll impress your boss with your newfound knowledge of random office facts!

A pencil will write in zero gravity, upside down, and under water.

underwater pencil

When first introduced, the stapler was such an unknown object that companies would only purchase one. Often 500+ people had to share just one stapler.

vintage stapler

An unpainted pencil inserted into the soil of a potted plant can eliminate mealy bugs on plants.

mealy nono

On average, a ballpoint pen can write approximately 45,000 words.

ball pen3

The early versions of the computer mouse were named after the turtle until the “tail” of wire at the end resulted in the name we call it today.


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